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Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2021, 9(3): 231-234 Back to browse issues page
Threatening and intensifying the future of food insecurity in Iran with the outbreak of covid-19
Mousa Bamir * , Atousa Poursheikhali , Ali Masoud
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Food security is one of the main demands and concerns of the political-health elites of the world, but despite of the importance of this issue, food insecurity has been recognized as the most serious and costly public health problem in the world for the past two decades, which covid-19 means an essential alert for health professionals that needs immediate attention. This issue and the global concern in Iran, too, Despite economic progress and significant changes in the last 30 years in Iran, and a significant reduction in food insecurity compared to the previous period but with the changing trend and pattern of the diet and challenges like international sanctions, recession, rising food prices, unsustainable agricultural production, urbanization, drought, and political instability in neighboring countries and  recently, And most importantly covid-19 The Iran food security is under threat and is susceptible to various causes of food insecurity shock. It seems that in Iran, based on scientific documentation, in order to reduce the impact of coviD-19 on the food security system, In the short term, a serious government response is needed to support the weak sections of society. but in the long-term, to reduce the impact ofcovid-19 on the country's food insecurity system, “comprehensive food security plan" is more apparent than evert.

Type of Study: Editorial

Keywords: covid-19, food security, public health
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Type of Study: Letter to the Editor | Subject: Nutrition Education
Received: 2021/05/17 | Accepted: 2021/08/27
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