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Food Security in the Context of Globalization

Alexandru-Gabriel Postolache () and Victor-Adrian Troacã ()
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Alexandru-Gabriel Postolache: Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Victor-Adrian Troacã: Bucharest University of Economic Studies


Abstract: Food is an essential element in the lives of all people, whether we are talking about raising children or teenagers to older adults or pregnant women. Worldwide, because of water that is not being treated, and unsafe food for health, more than 2 million people die every year, including many children. The category of unsafe food risks is often substantial, but it can cause difficulties in their quantification. Contaminated food containing harmful parasites, bacteria, viruses, radioactive or chemical substances causes over 200 infectious diseases and cancers. At the moment, food security in the context of globalization is becoming increasingly important, of popularizing catering companies and of food requisition. For a more accurate food safety, when harvesting, transporting, processing and storing, it is necessary to keep in mind that these foods end up on the table of consumers. There is, however, a growing tendency in recent years to consume a lot of frozen, processed, but very unhealthy foods for the human body. Storage of these foods we meet in refrigerators and their preparation in microwave or industrial furnaces. So, shortly after, we realize that ensuring a safe diet becomes very important, with changing eating habits. Our own supply is becoming more and more globalized, which indicates a high degree of security system consolidation. The WHO itself promotes the effort to improve food safety.

Keywords: Globalization; food safety; global governance; environment; consumption (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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