lecture 6 - World Hunger Introduction Questions: Is there...

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World Hunger Introduction - 1985 estimate (Brundtland report)- 730 million “did not eat enough to lead fully productive working lives” - 2002 FAO(Food and Agriculture Organization) estimate 840 million people suffer from hunger - Carrying capacity : population which can be supported by available resources Questions: - Is there enough food to feed 6.7 billion people? - What is the link between food and population? - Why are large numbers of people hungry? - How will food be distributed in 2050 when population is estimated to be 9 billion? The Nutritional Quality of Human Life Hunger: the lack of basic food required for energy and for meeting nutritional needs such that an individual cannot lead a “normal”, healthy life Malnutrition: lack of essential nutrients, e.g. vitamins, minerals Undernourishment: the lack of adequate food energy - According to FAO; 842 million in less-developed world, 10 million in rest of world(2003) - According to WHO( World Health Organization) 3 billion experience some form of malnutrition
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