Food Security and Safety - as Crucial Elements in Shaping the Future of a Nation


  • Liviu-Mihail Marinescu Danubius University of Galati
  • Vasile Bogdan Danubius University of Galati


food security; poverty; daily basket; standard of living; poverty; relative poverty; absolute poverty; extreme poverty; strategy


It is common knowledge that almost 20% of Earth’s population is using about 80% of its
resources (Brown L. , 2000, pp. 57-58). The current populace number does exceed 7 billion, and despite
all extant crises, it can reach nearly 9 billion in 2050 - a number which might stabilise at approximately
10 billion in the prospect of the year 2300. It is already known that food is insufficiently well distributed
among people, more than 2/3 of World’s population running into difficulties regarding that matter.
Provided the current course of soil fertility degradation is maintained – corroborated with population
growth, food deficit will dramatically boost in future. The situation may aggravate when the financial
crisis shatters the fragility of economies in the poorest countries (Nations, 2004, pp. 52-55). The standard
of living and that of well-being of population are two different notions that do also interfere, they being
interconnected. The concept of well-being implies a decent standard of living, both at the individual level
and at the ceiling of the whole society. Reaching a decent living standard is about achieving a standard of
living compatible with human dignity, and is measured by the quantities and types of goods and services
by which entire populations might benefit, as well as the rock bottom conditions of living (Bogdan, 2014,
pp. 94-99). Ensuring high levels of food security and safety stands for certifying a good standard of
living, with offering the possibilities and assurances for national development.

Author Biographies

Liviu-Mihail Marinescu, Danubius University of Galati

Associate Professor, PhD

Vasile Bogdan, Danubius University of Galati

Associate Professor, PhD


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