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  1. Title: World Food Issues: Past and Present Semester: Fall 2008 Course: Agron. 342, FSHN 342, Env. S. 342 Tech. Soc.Ch. 342, Univ. Stud. Time: Aug 25- Dec 12, MWF 11-12 or 1-2, Classroom: Agronomy 2026 Instructor: Clark Ford 2567 Food Sci, 294-0343, cfford@iastate.edu Course Website: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~cfford/342WFI.htm Required text:  The World Food Problem:  Tackling the Causes of Undernutrition in the Third World by H.D. Leathers and P. Foster, 3rd Edition, 2004. World Food Issues Syllabus http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61K8P55R8XL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

  2. Course Website World Food Issues: Past and PresentFSHN 342, AG 342, Univ Stud 342, TSC 342 EnvS 342 Fall 2008Instructor: Clark Ford http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/9famstudworldhunger/images/WH_grnkorea.jpg

  3. We will examine world food issues from the perspectives of: The way things are in the present How things got this way Policies and solutions for the future Course Description http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/06/30/poverty_wideweb__430x387.jpg

  4. Course Description1: The way things are in the present • World Hunger in developing nations • Interrelated global, economic, political and social issues: • Poverty and inequity • food production, • biotechnology, • ecological destruction, • population growth, • policy, and aid. • Ethical issues concerning these topics will be discussed. World Hunger Map www.feedingminds.org/ img/map_world.jpg

  5. Course Description2:How things got this way • The agricultural revolution • Hierarchical agricultural societies • Food production and geography • Invention and technology • Winners and losers in 10,000 years of • Conquest and population growth • Interaction of religion, government, and economic systems  • Unequal treatment of women • The industrial revolution • Colonialism and imperialism • Global economic domination • by wealthy over developing nations Slave Trade http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/chimage.php?image=2007/2043/triangle_map.jpg

  6. Course Description3: Policies and Solutions for the future • Policies: • Health • Economics • Demographics • Aid • Consumer Subsidies • Farming subsidies • Land Distribution • Agricultural research • Development • Aid Organizations • What can we do? http://www.dailygalaxy.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/07/17/norman_borlaug.jpg

  7. Grading • Quizzes, 20 pts each • 140 pts • News Report • 20 pts • Bihari Farmer Computer Simulation • 20 pts • Movie Report • 20 pts • Student Presentation • 20 pts • Origins of Hunger in the Developing World Case Study • 20 pts • Aid Organization Report • 20 pts • Final Exam • 70 pts • Extra Credit paper • 20 pts Movie Report http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/chugs1124/Gallery%201/blood_diamond_ver3.jpg

  8. Section 1 • Dates: Aug 25 - Sept 5 • Topics: • World Hunger • Famines • Malnutrition     • Reading: •  WFP Ch 1-3; • Food Insecurity in the World 2005 • World Hunger 12 Myths • News Stories • Quiz 1: Sept 5 Malnutrition: Kwashiorkor http://www.imageenvision.com/md2/sym_0004-0703-1422-2622_nurse_standing_with_a_group_of_african_children_showing_symptoms_of_the_protein-deficiency_disease_kwashiorkor.jpg

  9. Section 2 • Dates: Sept 8-19 • Topics: • Hunger Ethics • Economics • Population • Reading: • WFP Ch 4-12; • World Hunger a Moral Response • News Stories • Quiz 2: Sept 19 World Population Growth

  10. Section 3 • Dates: Sept 22 - Oct 3 • Topics: • Environment • Agriculture • Biotechnology • Reading: • WFP 13-14 • Advances in Plant Biotechnology in Developing Countries • News Stories • News Report due by: • Sept 26 • Quiz 3: Oct 3 http://www.povertymap.net/mapsgraphics/index.cfm?data_id=23360&theme=

  11. Section 4 • Dates: Oct 6 – 17 • Topics: • Agricultural Revolution • Agricultural Societies • Ancient History • Reading: • The worst mistake in the history of the human race • News Story • Bihari Farmer Report due by: • Oct 10 • Quiz 4: Oct 17 Agriculture in Ancient Egypt http://images.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/en_easyart/lg/3/0/Scene-of-butchers-and-servants-bringing-offerings-Tomb-of-Onsou-Egyptian-Art-302241.jpg

  12. Section 5 • Dates: Oct 20 – 31 • Topics: • Age of Discovery • Industrial Revolution • Women in Ag societies • Religion in Ag societies • Markets and Capitalism • Reading: • News Stories • Movie Report due by: • Oct 24 • Quiz 5: Oct 31 Industrial Revolution

  13. Student Presentations • Dates:Nov 3-7 • Topics will be assigned • Based on preferences • 5-10 minute powerpoint presentation • Electronic media • Topics: • Nutrition • Agriculture • Population • Sanitation • Development • Environment • Politics • Health • Poverty • etc http://www.egr.msu.edu/aes/files_aes/images/_HJS3388.preview.jpg

  14. Section 6 • Dates: Nov 10 – 21 • Topics: • Global Policies: • Health • Incomes • Globalization • Demographics • Reading: • WFP 15-20 • News Stories • Origins of Poverty in the Developing World Case Study due by: • Nov 14 • Quiz 6: Nov 21 Clothing Factory, India http://www.globaleye.org.uk/secondary_summer/oncamera/india-factory.html

  15. Section 7 • Dates:Dec 1 – 12 • Topics: • Global Policies: • Agriculture • Development • Aid Organizations • Reading • WFP 21-24 • Food Sovereignty • The End of Poverty • Aid Organization Report due by: • Dec 5 • Quiz 7: Dec 12 World Health Organization immunizations http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/africa/photos/immunization-002.jpg

  16. The Final Exam • The final exam is comprehensive and will cover material from each section of the course • It will consist of 35 questions each worth 2 points • You will have 2 hours to complete it. http://vikkianderson.com/Tarot/img/Cup10.gif