The president’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (PFWS) has said that Malta is currently facing a number of food challenges due to the decline of farming and the scarcity of water as well as the widespread availability of cheap and unhealthy foods.
According to the Institute of International and European Affairs, Malta is suffering from absolute scarcity of water, with Malta’s water also containing high levels of nitrate, rendering 90% of it unfit for drinking. Malta is in fact one of the ten poorest countries in the world in terms of water resources, making it harder to produce fresh food.
Moreover, the PFWS said that many of the full-time farmers in Malta have other gainful activity in addition to working the land, as the latter alone does not necessarily allow them to earn a living.
Read the full article by Yannick Pace via Malta Today.
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