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Year 9

Research Inquiry

QUESTION:  To what extent can Australia feed itself? Explain.

Conduct an inquiry on food security in Australia. 

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"Food security is defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as: when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life."

SOURCE: Global food security issues and measures to address it. (n.d.). In Caritas Australia.

Videos: The Global Perspective

Global Food Security [4:27 mins]

Video (narrated by Matt Damon) that illustrates the problem of global food security.

CITATION: Agarwal, Raju (2012, May 5), Global Food Security, [Video file]

Impact Story: Global Food Security

Our wide-ranging research into animal, plant and microbial genomics helps us improve breeding, withstand disease and enhance yields for future generations.

CITATION: Earlham Institute. (2016, July 14). Impact Story: Global Food Security [Video file].

The State of Food security and nutrition in the world 2021 [3:04 mins]

This report presents the first global assessment of food insecurity and malnutrition for 2020 and offers some indication of what hunger might look like by 2030 in a scenario further complicated by the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes new estimates of the cost and affordability of healthy diets, which provide an important link between the food security and nutrition indicators and the analysis of their trends.

SOURCE: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2021), The State of Food security and nutrition in the world 2021, posted on YouTube,

The Global Perspective