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Distribution of Food in
the World
Food crisis
 One of the most striking examples of
the unequal distribution of resources on
the planet is the existence of...
Growing hunger
 The amount of hungry people on our
planet has steadily declined since the end
of the 1970s. However, sinc...
 In 2008 this led to a world food price
crisis causing riots and unrest in many
developing countries. When the crisis
sub...
Unequal distribution of resources
 The recent price surge is another sign of the
unequal distribution of resources on the...
Consequences
 During the food crisis of 2008, rising food
prices already caused food riots in several
developing countrie...
Conclusion
 In order to counter these developments, better regulation on the
world food market is needed. Western countri...
Thanks for the attention 
 By: Rali Aleksieva
Eli Dankova
Mimi Yordanova
Krasi Petkova
Distribution of food in the world
Distribution of food in the world
Distribution of food in the world
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Distribution of food in the world

  1. 1. Distribution of Food in the World
  2. 2. Food crisis  One of the most striking examples of the unequal distribution of resources on the planet is the existence of chronic hunger in some parts of the world. Especially for children, hunger can be deadly or have grave consequences. As such, one of the millennium development goals is to reduce severe and moderate malnutrition by half among children that are younger than five years old.
  3. 3. Growing hunger  The amount of hungry people on our planet has steadily declined since the end of the 1970s. However, since 2004 there has been an overall increase in hunger levels. This development was aggravated by the economic crisis and rising food prices
  4. 4.  In 2008 this led to a world food price crisis causing riots and unrest in many developing countries. When the crisis subsided, food prices dropped for several years. However, in January 2011, global food prices reached their highest level ever, according to the FAO.
  5. 5. Unequal distribution of resources  The recent price surge is another sign of the unequal distribution of resources on the planet. It is not likely that people in rich countries will go hungry during the food crisis. This is because people in developed countries spend only a relatively small amount of their income on food.  However, many families in poor countries spend up to 80 % of their income on food. If prices of certain foods double, these families will not be able to buy food anymore.
  6. 6. Consequences  During the food crisis of 2008, rising food prices already caused food riots in several developing countries. Many commentators also partly ascribe the 2011 turmoil in the Middle East to the high food prices. While people in these regions certainly wanted more democracy, popular discontent was also directly fuelled by the difficulties many poor people had in affording basic commodities.
  7. 7. Conclusion  In order to counter these developments, better regulation on the world food market is needed. Western countries should introduce regulation to better control financial speculation.  It is also of the utmost importance that feasible sustainable energy alternatives are found. A decrease in the consummation of animal protein would also be beneficial for the world food situation.  The question is whether or not changes will be made in time to avert a food crisis, but it is certain that if we continue on this path there will be many more victims as a consequence of the unequal distribution of resources.
  8. 8. Thanks for the attention   By: Rali Aleksieva Eli Dankova Mimi Yordanova Krasi Petkova

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