Geofile 586 – Global Food Production
1. Current world food situation
List 4 current issues concerning global food supply and demand.
2. Competition for land
3. Producing more food
4. Negative Realities
Using facts and figures, explain how political (Zimbabwe), environmental (Ethiopia), and demographic (world) issues influence food production.
5. Potential Solutions
Explain what "biofortified crops" are. How will they change current food problems?
Explain how GM foods can benefit food supply.
What is Jatropha? What is its potential use?
Why are "healthy" ecosystems (those with higher biodiversity) more valuable in farming?
6. The Future - Evalution
Summarise whether food supply can be sustainably mainatined in the future.