The New Face of Food Insecurity

  • Clement LooEmail author
  • Robert A. SkipperJr.
Part of the Palgrave Series in Bioethics and Public Policy book series (PSBPP)


Many think of food insecurity in terms of famine and hunger. However, inadequate access to food has also been associated with obesity. We discuss the sharp increase in obesity rates that has occurred in the last 30 years. Specifically, we review arguments that recent trends within the food system have contributed towards changes in diet that have resulted in unprecedented numbers of individuals who are obese.


Food access Food security Food justice Obesity Processed foods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Minnesota, MorrisMorrisUSA
  2. 2.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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