There’s a lot that goes into determining the strength and resilience of your country’s food supply chain. In a ranking of nations’ food security, Finland ranks highest. The United States comes in further down the line at eleventh. Niall McCarthy, a data journalist at Statista, writes for the World Economic Forum:
Many of the countries that experienced waves of panic-buying at the start of the pandemic that resulted in empty supermarket shelves actually have some of the highest levels of food security on the planet. Back when Covid-19 struck, supermarkets witnessed chaotic scenes as customers bought bulk quantities of pasta, rice and other essential food items. That soaring level of demand did not mean there were actual food shortages but rather supply bottlenecks as demand exceeded supply. One year later, the pressure on supermarkets has eased, though problems with global food security persist.
The top twelve countries for food security are:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- United States
McCarthy and Statista used 59 unique indicators across 113 countries to develop their rankings.
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