This paper seeks to analyze the food and nutrition of Iran and the impact of the social elements on this system. Regards food and nutrition as a system with the following sub‐systems: production, importation, processing, storing, distribution and consumption. In relation to production, there has been a production increase in recent years, yet food shortages continue to exist. Imports of food are on the rise except for beef. Food processing is getting modernized, but traditional processing is not yet standardized. The system of food storing has deficiencies. Food distribution takes place in three different ways, though with some malfunction. Finally, regarding food consumption, there are entirely different patterns among various social classes. Suggests that food production should increase, and that there should be a reduction of food imports, a reduction of food wastages, an increase in the level of processing standards, a reduction in food shortages and better distribution of food.
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