Millions of people around the world face uncertain supplies of food.
Food security, or the ability of people to access food, is usually discussed in the context of sustainable development. Yet it is also linked to health, environment and trade. Browse below DW content on the topic of food security.
Protein-rich insects are being billed as a key to food security amid global population growth. But some countries are already ahead of the game. Kenyans consider flying ants a delicacy, and one professor is researching how to blend bugs into biscuits and sausages.
From GMO crops to synthetically produced milk that eliminates animal welfare concerns, bio-hackers are reprogramming nature. Is synthetic biology the exciting scientific frontier that will ensure we can feed the planet? DW spoke to Swedish bio-hacker Hannes Sjoblad.
The Svalbard global seed vault, tucked away on a remote Norwegian island, is designed to protect the world's food supply from a doomsday-like catastrophe. Following reports that melting permafrost had caused flooding at the facility, Living Planet examines how disaster-proof the vault really is.
On Pulse this week we look at the issue of skin lightening in Cameroon, where women think it makes them more attractive, Canadian students who have set up food centers dedicated to food security for all students and also take a look at Venezuela’s urban farming revolution.