Population 11 - Feeding The World
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Population 11 - Feeding The World
2008 – the year of the hungry
Or was it the year of the obese?
Can we feed the world?
"There can be no peace until people have enough to eat … hungry people are not peaceful people" Jimmy Carter, US President 1976-1980.
We produce enough grain in the world to (mainly wheat and rice) the feed every man, women and child in the world more than 3000 calories every day
But there are inequalities
Key questions <ul><li>What factors have enabled global per capita food production to increase? </li></ul><ul><li>Where in the world have these increases been concentrated </li></ul><ul><li>Why have some areas seen a simultaneous decline in food production? </li></ul>