Hunger stalks adolescent mothers already under strain

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Hunger stalks adolescent mothers already under strain

This group is particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, according to SA findings highlighted on World Food Day

Senior science reporter

Ahead of World Food Day on Wednesday the United Nations called on the global community to change the very system of food production and distribution.

“What needs to change? Our way of producing, supplying and consuming food has to change. From the farm to the plate, our food systems currently favour production of high-yielding staple crops,” it said. “In addition to the impact on our diets, intensified food production, combined with climate change, is causing a rapid loss of biodiversity.”

In SA, as in many other countries where low-income communities experience a multitude of challenges, food insecurity does not exist in a vacuum. ..

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