Role of government in its citizens’ food consumption has been one of great controversy since civilization first came to exist. Food being such an essential and vital resource for the continuance of our survival, it is obvious that government must have some role in arranging some form of food security in order to guarantee the continued viability of its civilization. The role our government must take is to focus on the safety and the security of our food, while also curbing the obesity epidemic by forcing corporations to remove additives and other ingredients that are causing these ever-growing health issues to occur in the first place. Although there have been recent legislative changes that will strengthen, secure, and protect our food
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Public confidence in the safety of food consumption is of the utmost importance in order for a government to protect the legitimacy of its rule. If the general public of the United States began to doubt the safety of the food supply it would create mass panic and give rise to anarchists and other separatist groups. Government must always play a role in insuring the safety of our food supply in order to protect its citizens’ from harm, and to also maintain that any potential threat to its own ruling legitimacy is never put in jeopardy
Food Security Globally and Why That Matters In order for the government to maintain its role within the United States of America regarding the safety and security of our food, it must also insure that the food supply chain is stable around the globe. With rising food costs being attributed due to civil unrest around the globe along with long standing trade restrictions amongst various nation-states, it has the potential to become a growing issue for our own government as growing discontent spreads through national borders. Inaction on this issue will result in dire questions in our own food security, as the human population will continue to grow exponentially, soaring food, and the global demand for food will continue to rise rapidly.
Role of Government in Food Security In regards to insuring that there is enough food available for the entire population of the United States of America, it is the role and