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2. global patterns of food supply
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  • 1. Objectives<br />You should understand the imbalance between food supply and consumption<br />You should interpret a range of mapping resources<br />You should assess the impact of this on governments and individuals<br />You should evaluate the effectiveness of various types of data presentation<br />Global patterns of food supply<br />
  • 2. Look at the maps showing various food indicators from World Mapper<br />Focus on Europe, North America and Africa<br />What do the imports and exports of Fruit and cereals reveal? Why is there this pattern?<br />How do the vegetable and meat consumption maps compare with the population map?<br />How does the undernourishment map compare with the population map?<br />What overall general pattern is there? How do you feel about this?<br />
  • 3. Describe and explain the patterns on the map.What information does the map not give to us? (what are the limitations of using country wide statistics?)<br />
  • 4. What do the graphs above show about diet in the 2 geographic areas?What impact will this have on the people that live there?Do the people of Ghana have a problem?<br />
  • 5. Attempt the activities on page 205<br />
  • 6. Review – opinion line<br />“The plain, simple, unarguable truth is that, in the 21st century, it is wrong that anyone should go to bed hungry at night,” Hilary Benn, MP and Environment Secretary<br />“The emergence of new agricultural production areas and changing diets will have deep consequences for the supply and demand of global food. “Anthony Fletcher, Foodnavigator.com<br />High calorie intake indicates a healthy population<br />Countries with low DES should not export food<br />‘Agflation’ is high…The end of cheap food” The Economist (Dec 8 2007 p11)<br />

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