Impacts of food safety and security on environmental protection: Sustainability through vulnerabilities
International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures
August 17-19, 2015 Birmingham, UK

Hami Alpas

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Food Process Technol


Climatic change effects, leads to the concern in rural livelihoods directly affecting food security. Bio-energy developments present both opportuni�?¬ties and challenges for socio-economic develop-ment and the environment. In that sense, bio-energy solutions should strive to be environmentally sensitive and have a positive social impact. On the other side, trade policy enforced via World Trade Organization (WTO) is expected to play a role in mitigating and adapting to global climate change by increasing incentives to use the most energy efficient environmental goods and services. As the majority of the poor in the world are considered to be dependent on agriculture, the severeness of the climate change effects may lead to food system risks and more of the social and political risks in the future. The potential of food price volatility and climate change leading a rise in food insecurity among the poor groups is significant, and thus, can be expected to bring social disturbances and terrorism in the short to long term. Global Environmental Change (GEC) will have serious consequences for food security, particularly for more vulnerable groups. In this respect vulnerability assessment could help to address food supply-chain security by determining the selection of counter-measures and emergency responses.

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