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Hidden Hunger: Food Security Means Balanced Diets

By Dyno Keatinge and Warwick Easdown

Vegetables are often overlooked in the global debate on hunger. What solutions can they bring to the current food crisis?

Food security is fundamentally about securing a balanced diet, and most diets in the world today are imbalanced due to inadequate consumption of vegetables. Recent price increases for staple crops, which form the bulk of the diets of the world’s poor, have hit millions of people very hard, but many of their diets were already of low quality well before this recent “food crisis”.