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Food Science 1101 Your questions
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World Food Crisis What caused the recent sharp increases in food prices? What are the people in charge doing about it?
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Food and Agriculture Organization, Sept. 2008 Hunger on the Rise
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Factors that affect world food prices Drought in Australia Floods in Iowa Diverting corn to ethanol production Increased demand for meat and milk in China and India Speculation on the commodity markets Declining reserves of food staples Expanding world population
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U.S. Population: 1967: 200 million 10/17/2006: 300 million
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World Food Production Kcal/person/day Mid 1960s 2,360 2002 2,800 2030 (projected) 3,050 FAO, 2002. "World agriculture: towards 2015/2030“ http://www.fao.org/docrep/004/y3557e/y3557e00.htm
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What is the cause of the recent rise in obesity? Could it be high fructose corn syrup, supersizing, food marketing?
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Bray et al.,  Am J Clin Nutr  2004;79:537–43.
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