TheArctic: Physical and Human Dimensions in a Changing Ecosystem
Food security is a major concern in the North, a household is considered food secure when its occupants
do not live in hunger or fear of starvation.
This may lead to health and social issues.
Comparing provinces and territories, the percentages are nearly double when comparing food insecurity.
Why is this the case?
– High transportation costs
– high food costs
– food community
– community remoteness
Achange in the intensity of the seasons can have a drastic affect on the population in terms of hunting.
Market food vs. Traditional foods
– growing dependency on southern foods
– expensive and causes many health problems
Northern communities are expose