Food is fundamental to human existence, and plays vital role in social, economic, and cultural life. Yet population growth, climate change, and marketization challenge the ability of the global food system to deliver safe, adequate, nutritious, and sustainable food to the world’s population.
Every nation needs laws to encourage the production of safe and wholesome foods, and to prohibit the sale of foods that are unsafe or adulterous and stale. The growing population has placed demands on agriculture for increased production. However, the increase of agricultural production is connected with the wider use of chemicals. Protection of food during transport and storage may require the use of chemicals, too.