Have I fed my child well?
Immediate steps must be taken to control malnutrition which is intensifying the problem of stunted growth among children in developing nations of Asia and Africa.
Ideas of global food security have come a long way since green revolution. The term 'food security' came into vogue within the international development literature of the 1960s and 1970s, referring to the ability of a country or region to assure an adequate supply for its current and projected population. Over the decades, the momentum has shifted away from the question of mere inadequacy to concerns regarding dietary intake standards required to meet energy (hunger) and micronutrient ('hidden hunger') needs. In other words, the nutritional quality of the produce, over the question of health and hygiene, has shot up to prominence on issues of healthy growth and workability. And it now seems that the final battle in the food sector is to be fought mostly on the grounds of nutritional quality rather than on mere production efficiency.