Geography Food and Hunger

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Define food security, food miles, ghost acres and ecological footprints

Food security refers to the availability of food and one's access to it. Food miles refers to a  mile over which a food item is transported from producer to consumer, as a unit of measurement of the fuel used to do this. Food miles (or'field to fork) are the distance the food has traveled to get from production to the customer. Ghost acres are land used to grow feed for animals being reared for meat and dairy production. Ghost acres are often in poorer countries, used to grow feed for cattle in richer nations, and so are not seen by consumers in rich countries, hence the term. Ecological footprints are the measurment of how much land, water


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