We need to acknowledge that food security is not just a third world problem. Food prices rose by 4.6% between March 2011 and March 2012. However, as most of us are able to afford to eat well, this fuels a perception that food security is not a problem in the UK. The key issue actually lies in how food security is interconnected with other serious issues.
I'm sitting in a lecture theatre at the London School of Economics, having just watched presentations from Bill Gates and Hans Rosling as part of the launch of the Global Poverty Ambassador initiative.