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Table 1 Trends in urban societies that increase vulnerability in the event of a disaster

From: Food selection criteria for disaster response planning in urban societies

Trend Vulnerability outcome
Eating fresh, green and/or local [4]; Increased use of fresh fruit and vegetables [6] High proportion of home food inventory is stored in refrigerator(s)
Frequently eating away from home [8] Lower inventory of food at home
Convenience foods [5] High proportion of home food inventory is stored in freezer(s)
Apartment/urban living conditions [3] Limited food storage space