(Published in «SENTENTIA. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences» ¹2, 2016)
An integral part of national security of a country is its food security, which primarily relies on the potential of the agricultural production. It is no accident that in the economically developed countries production and processing of food products is viewed as one of the key components of political stability, and serves as an index of state independence, and thus being accordingly regulated based on an existing strategy [15, 10].
In the opinions of T. I. Gulyaeva, O. V. Sidorenko, V. V. Smirnova and other scientists, the principal elements of food strategy should be the following:
In Russia, none of the aforementioned components is fully implemented. Moreover, the actual consumption of absolutely all types of food products does not correspond with the scientifically proven norms (Table 1).