Food Security in Malaysia
According to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, food security is well defined as the condition where all people have physical, social and economic access to an adequate, safe and nourishing food that meets their daily nutritional needs and food preferences for an active and healthy lifestyle. Population upsurge in many countries, particularly in the developing countries such as Malaysia, is posing a dire threat to the food security. With the ever increasing population growth, the demand for food is estimated to increase by 70 to 100% by 2050. Therefore, establishing food security is becoming essential in order to sustain the economic growth of Malaysia as well as to cater the needs of millions of hungry people.