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The Global Food Crisis
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Scope of the Problem 35 countries fail to produce enough food at subsistence levels (2,000 calories per day) even if food were distributed equally
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Ticking Time-Bomb By 2050 the world’s population will hit 9b, requiring a 33% increase in food output Population is growing fastest in least developed countries, which are unable to meet their food needs now.
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The Earth: A Fixed Asset The world economy increased 7x in past 50 years, the Earth’s resources remained constant.
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Water, Water Everywhere…. .? Over the past 50 years water use has tripled, resources have remained constant or diminished due to pollution 3 billion people (~ 50% of world’s pop.) face serious water shortages Lake Lanier, GA
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Earth 1.0, Earth 2.0, and Earth 3.0 We would need three planets like Earth to sustain the world’s population if everyone lived the North American lifestyle.
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Trends in Food Production Shift from local production to a global market and large-scale agro-industry
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course POLI 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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