Food security has been the mission, vision, goal, objective of most entities, from an individual person to small group of advocates to local national international global universal and planetary organizations from time immemorial up to the present and for sure until the future.
Is it just a goal, vision, mission, objective? Its actually a problem that needs solving.
Its an omnipresent problem burdening the highly sentient beings in a planetary scale.
Is it really that hard? Great innovations, high falutin complex equations, well-dressed and glib politicians are still groping for the answers. Why? Because most of the solutions are too complex that the simple basic foundations are missed.
As simple example. In one small bay, the fishes caught are getting smaller, rarer and worst polluted with heavy metals and carcinogenic compounds. Great famous high esteemed scientists, money-laden organizations are pouring in. Solutions given: ban and prosecute the commercial fishers, give guns and patrol boats to drive away the blasters, poachers, illegal fishers, put up market sheds in the community, stock enhancement and other high-falutin solutions. Still the problem remains. In my solitudes, this simpleton mind keeps bugging me, why complicate things when the problem is simple. Look and count the number of good municipal fisherfolks operating in the bay, too many of them really. Look at the household and personal waste thrown in the bay, even the pigs refuse to swim on them. I look down and my knees drop to the last remaining patch of soil (lucky not to have covered with concrete yet), burdened with the thought that no one might see it.
Infant Trichiurus spp. Dagupan market
Municipal fishing boats