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What are characteristics of perspectives of food supply, demand and exchange?
Demand- How much is needed? Concern of neomalth focus on pop and culture
Supply- How much should be produced? Concern of economists and crop and animal sciences focus on technology and environment
Exchange- Will food get where it is needed? who needs it? Concern of structuralists
What do powerful actors & institutions have to do with food supply, demand and exchange?
Increase supply with innovation
Create distribution and delivery systems
create large amounts of waste
Describe agricultural innovation-orientation of perspective and characteristics of green/new green revolutions.
Agricultural innovation- new hybrid seeds, new fertilizer, better irrigation, mechanization, more export
New green revolution- more plant research, lab grown foods
How much food do we waste, globally?How & why do we waste food, globally? Where does it happen in the supply/consumption chains?What are differences, if any, between MDC and LDC food waste?
1/3 of food produced is lost
retail and consumer levels mdc
post harvest processing ldc
per capita there is more waste in mdc
What is hunger, food security, food insecurity, undernourishment?
Hunger- discomfort weakness illness pain by lack of food
Food security- ability to consume sufficient and nutritious amount of food and be healthy
Undernourishment- never having enough food
What are the components of food security?
What is the double burden of malnutrition?
There is both stunted and obese people
How many are hungry in the world? The US? How does it break out -rural, urban, both?
13.7 in the us
it is mostly in the south even in states with some urban centers
Which geographicalareas have the most extreme food insecurity?
sub saharan africa and the middle east
no news of hunger until 1960s 1980s lots of emergency food now lots of programs that are both preventive and emergency
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