It is my view that "Food Security" as is generally presented (lack of food or access to food)is probably one of the most misguided myths of our time... The real Food Security issues should be dealing with food contamination both accidental and deliberate and not with the belly full of unwholesome meals that lack the nutritional balance to keep us healthy!
Hence, the term food security as is presented should really be redefined as Nutrition Security and Food Sovereignty as that more aptly fits the challenges of peoples around the globe. If Nutrition is secure then we need not deal with food being secure as that will be adequately addressed. On the other hand dealing with secure food as we know it can lead to massive mal-nutrition, dependence and ultimately a global epidemic of food and lifestyle related diseases.
Related links and resources:
The paper Coming to terms with terminology also available in in:
Arabic, Chinese and Russian
Nutrition-focused online consultation on the CFS Terminology Paper
Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)
CFS37 Final Report, 2011 (PDF)
FSN Forum Discussion: Do current Food Security concepts serve the fight against hunger?
The FSN Forum is supported by the project Coherent food security responses: incorporating right to food into global and regional food security initiatives.