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Food Policy - milk and dairy products
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Food Policy – milk and dairy products Abstract The rapid growth of world population has created unprecedented level of demand for food products all over the world. The crisis is phenomenal and global. It is now a grave matter of concern not only for undeveloped countries but also for developed countries.
Introduction With the never ending growth of world population there has been steady increase in the demand for food. Also in the last few decades there has been growth in harvest, increase in income of human beings and introduction of variety of dietary disciplines. In 2000, the ratio of demand and supply was such there was a decline in food prices. However, from 2004 onwards prices of most food grains began to rise although there has been growth of production. This is because the rapid increase of global population leads to demand of food that far exceeds its production. The piles of food stocks became depleted, and then in 2005, those countries whose primary occupation is agriculture were seriously affected by extreme weather conditions which hampered food production in those countries. The production of cereal all over the world had fallen by 2.1 percent by 2006. Then there was a steep increase of oil prices in 2007 which increased the costs of fertilizers and other associated costs of food production. All these had a devastating effect on the world population especially those sections of the population who are financially vulnerable. ...
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