1.1.1 According to Wikipedia, ‗Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.¹
1.1.2. The freedictionary has defined food as, ʽMaterial, usually of plant or animal origin, that contains or consists of essential body nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals, and is ingested and assimilated by an organism to produce...
Legislation for a country like Pakistan, especially food related are very crucial, in the sense that large number of population mostly living in rural areas is still poor and this number is further increasing due to absence of long term planning to address the issue on sustainable basis. Agriculture is the main stay of Pakistan‘s economy which is not only a source of livelihoods for the about 70% of population living in rural areas, but also the nation is dependent on this sector for its food requirements. So under these circumstance, it is very important that provision of basic food...
The analysis of different food relate legislations has been done, in the light of main four dimensions of food security, as defined by the United Nations Agencies working on agriculture and food security, like Food and Agriculture Organization & World Food Program. The four dimensions are listed below:
a) Food Availability
b) Food Stability
c) Food Accessibility
d) Food Utilization
In addition to the above four factors, the analysis of these legislation also covers ʽlivelihood generationʹ aspect which has a direct bearing on the food security through increased income and purchasing power.
According to FAO, Food availability addresses the ʺsupply sideʺ...