Global food production

  • The term ‘global food production’ includes farming, harvesting, processing, and distributing food items worldwide.
  • The continual increase in food demand results from population growth, urbanisation, and dietary changes.
  • Different food production methods include traditional farming, technological advancements, and sustainable agriculture.
  • The chosen methods for food production affect the economy, environment and society directly.
  • Producing food locally may cut transport costs and lower carbon emissions.
  • Large-scale farming can lead to deforestation and a loss of biodiversity.
  • It’s important to account for these impacts when considering food provenance and making decisions about food consumption.