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Sustainable Development Goal 12.1.2 | Food security: Overview

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] as well as Design and Technologies / Levels 9 and 10 / Technologies Contexts / Food and fibre production [VCDSTC057] and VCE Unit 4 Food issues

Source: Black, S. (2019). Image courtesy of Freepik.

A person is food insecure when they lack regular access to enough safe and nutritious food for normal growth and development and an active and healthy life. This may be due to unavailability of food and/or lack of resources to obtain food. Food insecurity can be experienced at different levels of severity. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, n.d.)

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Goal 12.1.2 Food security | Overview: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.

Climate change, Diet, Food insecurity, Food supply, Gene bankGM / Genetic modification, Hunger, Malnutrition, Monoculture, Nourishment, Patent, Seed bank

Sustainable Development Goals | Alignment

This guide is aligned to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click on the tiles to explore more.

Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero HungerSustainable Development Goal 3: Health and WellbeingSustainable Development Goal 6: Clean WaterSustainable Development Goal 12: Waste and RecyclingSustainable Development Goal 12.3: Food wasteSustainable Development Goal 13: Climate ActionSustainable Development Goal 14: OceansSustainable Development Goal 15: Biodiversity / Life on land

Goal 12.1.2 Food security | Current status


InstructionsStatisticsAround 9 million people die of hunger and hunger-related diseases every year, more than the lives taken by AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined... A child dies from hunger every 10 seconds Poor nutrition and hunger is responsible for the death of 3.1 million children a year. That’s nearly half of all deaths in children under the age of 5. The children die because their bodies lack basic nutrients. See also The World Counts for more details as well as information about the statistics that form the basis of this counter.


InstructionsStatisticsWe waste so much food that it’s hard to believe! This contributes to excess consumption of freshwater and fossil fuels. One ton of food waste prevention can save 4.2 tons of CO2 equivalent. See also The World Counts for more details as well as information about the statistics that form the basis of this counter.

Goal 12.1.2 Food security | Overview: Articles

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Goal 12.1.2 Food security | Overview: eBooks

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Goal 12.1.2 Food security | Overview: Online resources

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Goal 12.1.2 Food security | Overview: Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"The latest edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019) gives an updated estimate of the number of hungry people in the world, including regional and national breakdowns, and the latest data on child stunting and wasting as well as on adult and child obesity." (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2019)

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In text reference / citation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019) or (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019). The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World., [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/zkyIDfglf2Y

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In text reference / citation: Agriculture in Education (2015) or (Agriculture in Education, 2015)
Bibliography / Reference list: Agriculture in Education (2015). Introduction to Food Security., [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/VCYeLuURxRM

If society endures an apocalypse what will we eat?! Seed vaults are our food-preservation time capsule for the future. (Seeker, 2016)

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In text reference / citation: Seeker (2016) or (Seeker, 2016)
Bibliography / Reference list: Seeker (2016). A Rare Look Inside The Doomsday Seed Vault Deep In The Arctic, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/uAl8dSpkNWs

"Nestled in the Svalbard archipelago lies a small unassuming-yet-sturdy building created to last forever. While it may look minimal, this building is one of the most important in the world because it holds the key to continual human survival. It houses the world’s largest—and most secure—collection of crop diversity. While the Svalbard Global Seed Vault isn’t the only genebank in the world, its seed collection is most likely to maintain funding while also withstanding war, natural disasters and climate change. Built by the Norwegian government and encouraged by the Crop Trust when the vulnerability of other genebanks came to light, the Global Seed Vault serves as a timeless record of crops throughout generations. It’s meant to ensure—regardless of what happens to the planet—that agriculture can survive and thus, the human race can survive." (Crop Trust, 2018)

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In text reference / citation: Crop Trust (2018) or (Crop Trust, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Crop Trust, (2018). Svalbard GoPro, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/1b8onRQK-3E

Level 2 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsDid you know there are over 100,000 homeless people in Australia. Click HERE to find out more about Australian homelessness, and what local charities are doing to reuse wasted food to feed our homeless.

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"A Real Meal' & 'Urban Seed Kicthens'- Creating and sharing a meal with the marginlised & homeless communities of Melbounre." (Big Umbrella, 2020)

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In text reference / citation: Big Umbrella (2020) or (Big Umbrella, 2020)
Bibliography / Reference list: Big Umbrella, (2020). A Real Meal & Urban Seed Kitchens, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/UNR36yQpZkw

"A ReaL MeaL- 'Melbourne's only on-street soup kitchen' now feeding over 600 ppl each week, staffed funded and run by its volunteers. A ReaL Chance- weekly youth outreach service, looking out for those that need a hand." (Big Umbrella, 2014)

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In text reference / citation: Big Umbrella (2014) or (Big Umbrella, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: Big Umbrella, (2014). A ReaL MeaL - Melbourne's only on-street soup kitchen, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/AaABFPX8USE

Goal 12.1.2 Food security | Overview: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School Sustainable Development Goals LibGuide supports the following Australian and Victorian curriculum outcomes.

Level 1Victorian Curriculum and Assessment AuthorityUnit 4 Food issues, challenges and futures | Area of Study 1: Environment and ethics
Key knowledge
  • "key issues of the challenge of adequately feeding a rising world population, with particular focus on proposed solutions to global food insecurity, including the potential contribution of technologies and improved equity in food access and distribution
  • key ethical principles and questions of concern to Australian food consumers, and the ways in which ethical concerns affect individual food choices and the range of foods available
  • the environmental effects of food processing and manufacturing, retailing and consumption in Australia, including food packaging, food transportation and food wastage
  • the environmental sustainability of primary food production in Australia, including use of fertilisers, pesticides and water, choice of crops and animals for farming, and risks associated with biosecurity, climate change and loss of biodiversity
  • the characteristics, challenges and advantages of different approaches and methods in farming and primary food production, including genetically modified food production and low-impact and organic farming.

Key skills

  • identify environmental and ethical questions and issues affecting food systems
  • define global food security and explain possible pathways to achieving food security
  • identify and explain diverse points of view in a range of food systems debates
  • examine an array of issues and identify opportunities for further research
  • apply research principles to clarify, analyse and draw conclusions on a selected topic
  • apply a range of practical food skills to demonstrate understanding of sustainable and ethical food choice and preparation
  • use equipment and techniques appropriately, apply principles of safe and hygienic food handling practices and demonstrate organisational and technical skills in relation to the preparation, cooking and presentation of food in a range of practical activities."

Victorian Certification of Education, Food studies, Study Design 2017-2021 (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, 2016, p. 10-11.)

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