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SEMBANG@WWF IS BACK!
What is the food system? It is a complex web of activities involving the production, processing, transport, and consumption of food - including food waste. Food provides us the energy we need to stay alive, and we cannot grow food without a healthy ecosystem. In a world with exponential population growth and limited natural resources and space, it is crucial to ensure sustainable governance and economics in a food system. Apart from food production, the degree to which we process and even waste food has an impact on individual and population health, not to mention the natural environment.
In Malaysia, climate change such as increased frequency of storms, floods, droughts, and other extreme weather events have disrupted the food system. Unsustainable food production due to overfishing and soil erosion have also affected food security. There is a lack of investment in research and development - our farms still operate with poor technology which affects the yields. Agriculture was not seen as an essential service early in the pandemic until people realised that it could mean a severe disruption in food supply.
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