Global Food Consumption. Starter. Match key words to the correct definitions. Learning objectives. Interpret patterns of global consumption. Categorise factors contributing to global hunger and obesity. The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet …. Obesity. Hunger.
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Match key words to the correct definitions.
There is unevenness in the distribution of food supply.
In 2012, 870 million people (one in eight) were undernourished.
Of these people, 852 million were in developing countries.
That is more than the combined populations of the United States, Canada and the European Union!
Source: FAO, 2013
Global hunger has improved since 1990, falling by one-third. Despite the progress made, the level of hunger in the world remains “serious” according to the FAO.
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 is to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015 – not yet met!
There are more obese people in the world than undernourished – over 1.5 billion.
Which regions have seen the greatest increase?
The number of obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.
In developed countries the figure is 557 million.
Study figure 6.5 (Average calorie consumption per person per day) and figure 6.6 (The percentage of people suffering from hunger) on the handout.
Identify the regions with highest and lowest daily calorie intakes (quote countries and figures in your answer).
Is there a perfect match between patterns of hunger and daily calorie intake? Explain your answer (consider population sizes).
What are the main contributing factors to global hunger and obesity? What drives the global pattern of consumption?
Read the information sheet on the paradox of hunger and obesity in developed countries, and make notes on how they are linked.
Answer the exam question.