The urban farmers battling Bangalore’s concrete jungle. How do you farm surrounded by concrete and millions of people?
What does urban sprawl mean for food safety and supply? Students from the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report from Bangalore in southern India. How much food can you buy for $5 around the world? It is important to understand what the average worker in each country would make in dollars each year.
Per Capita Gross National Income or GNI is a fancy way of saying average income. The United Nations data on these statistics is well regarded. Here is a link to per capita GNI statistics from the United Nations using the Atlas method.Here is a link to per capita GNI statistics from the United Nations using the PPP method. George Takei - The idea is growing on me. via NowThis Future. The Cost of Beef. World Water Day 2017: 60 powerful photos to make you think twice about leaving the tap running. Pictures Show Stunning Inequality in World Water Use. This story appears in the April 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.
From India to Bolivia, it was always the women who knew exactly how much water their family needed. When photographer Ashley Gilbertson sat down in households across six countries to document water access for UNICEF, he’d ask them to tally their daily usage. Then he’d display the total amount used in plastic containers filled from the local source. Economist. PEOPLE are funny about food.
Throughout history they have mocked others for eating strange things. The Good Food Learning Resource. This resource is made up of the following three parts: The 'Seasons in Scotland' CalendarA 'Farming in Scotland' Poster30 Fact Cards on farming, food and science on the farmAn 'Information for Teachers' booklet to guide you through using the resource Each part references the other but they can also be used in isolation of one another.
This resource is available to download for free - we only ask for your name, school name and email address to add to our teacher newsletter, which you can opt out of at any time. Se connecter à Facebook. I'm Farming and I Grow It (Mobile Version) Scientists apply for GM wheat trial in UK. Image copyright ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH Researchers have applied for a licence to carry out a trial of a genetically modified wheat crop in a small field in Hertfordshire.
The GM wheat converts sunlight into chemical energy (photosynthesis) more efficiently, boosting growth. If the government grants permission, the experiment would potentially be the second ongoing field trial in the UK. ?akid=21477.3429015. Teaching the Geography of Food. By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College Food.
It’s something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Geographic because it connects all of us to our environment. The recent global population projections for the year 2100 just went up from 9 billion to 11 billion, making the issues of food production and distribution all the more important. For the last 3 years I’ve stored podcasts, articles, videos, and other resources on my personal site on a wide range of geographic issues, including food resources.
Explicit cookie consent. NOT so long ago Jean Pierre Nzabahimana planted his fields on a hillside in western Rwanda by scattering seed held back from the last harvest.
The seedlings grew up in clumps: Mr Nzabahimana, a lean, muscular man, uses his hands to convey a vaguely bushy shape. Harvesting them was not too difficult, since they did not produce much. Uk.businessinsider. Flickr When you bite into a hamburger or slice into some salmon, do you think about the impact it had on the environment on its way to you?
Well, maybe you should. Climate change is getting real, and agriculture is one of the largest sources of heat-trapping greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide. But when it comes to their "carbon footprint," not all foods are created equal. The Environmental Working Group, a Washington, D.C. Here are the foods that produce the most greenhouse gas emissions per kilogram of food, based on that report. The Ad Doritos Don't Want You To See. Fighting for people over profits Love At First Bite - The Ad Doritos Don't Want You to See Already shared the video?
Then please sign the petition to PepsiCo if you haven't already. Rainforests across Southeast Asia are being destroyed every day to make way for massive palm oil plantations, where workers, even children, are trapped in modern slavery to cultivate the vegetable oil. The clearing of these rainforests and peatlands are driving many species like the orangutan and Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction, while also polluting the Earth's atmosphere by releasing gigatons of greenhouse gases.
Fairfood International. Future of Food - Part 1: India (BBC Documentary) Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014) Watch and Stream Movie Online. We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use Watch TV Show Online, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us. Watch TV Show Online strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations.
Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website. Personal Information Watch TV Show Online collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. What’s the matter with moo? I really shouldn’t be writing this for a number of reasons. 1) I have an assignment due which needs a lorry load of reading to be done 2) I love burgers. I really, truly, absolutely do. Beef, chicken, pulled pork, beef and pulled pork, beef bacon and cheese, double beef bacon cheese, Big Macs, Whoppers, Double Whoppers and whatever that miracle from heaven that Five Guys sell is.
Nom nom nom. (Please note that having typed this first paragraph, I then walked away from the iPad and from writing this blog to get something to eat…I need help!) Middle Eastern Organization Requests First Ever Withdrawal From The "Doomsday" Seed Vault. Dug into a remote mountainside deep in the Arctic Circle is one of the most important biological collections in the world. Designed to withstand the effects of any man-made or natural disaster, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault keeps stashes of native crop seeds from almost every nation as a backup in case a country's own collection deteriorates or worse.
This backup has finally been called upon, as the ongoing civil war in Syria has done serious damage to the region's vital reserve of local crops. The continuing conflict in the Middle East has spurred the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), which manages what remains of the Syrian seed bank, to request the first ever withdrawal of seeds from the “doomsday” vault. Huffingtonpost. The battle for the future of farming - why is the World Bank on the wrong side? The real problem isn't that we are, or will be, short of food, but that it is poorly distributed because of deep imbalances of power. Throwing vast amounts of money at large corporate models only deepens those power imbalances.
There is a battle raging over the future of farming on this planet, and the front line, this week, is in Washington DC, at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank. There are two visions. Guatemala: women lead the struggle for life, land, clean water. News feed from Ethical Consumer - Food and the future. Apr 1. Total control: is Monsanto unstoppable? Lisa Safarian seems a caring kind of person. EPA fail: refuses to ban 'brain damage' pesticide. Why cheap chocolate eggs are bad for us – and terrible for poor cocoa farmers. New Internationalist. Sympathy with organic food production is at an all-time high. Painting a powerful food future for Africa. Can GMOs Save Chocolate? Canadian grocer will sell ugly fruits and vegetables at a discount. Loblaws is taking a fabulous step toward reducing food waste that will benefit shoppers, farmers, and the planet. Canada’s largest grocery retailer has set an exciting new precedent in the war against wasted food.
Loblaw Companies Ltd. has just announced that it will sell ugly, imperfect-looking produce at prices that are 30 percent lower than their prettier counterparts. The Powerful Picture That Changed a Girl’s Life. Forget about cotton, we could be making textiles from banana and pineapple. Cotton Resources for Classrooms - Scottish Fair Trade Forum. Watch The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonald's Hope You Never See. Striking Photos Show What It's Like To Actually Live On $1 A Day Around The World. 'Hunger King' Exhibit Mocks Fast Food To Expose Global Gap Between Rich And Poor. The 'greening' of Europe's farms is a shameful failure. You Won't Guess How One Ingredient In Your Doughnuts Could Be Leaving Thousands Of People Homeless. Fairtrade accused of failing to deliver benefits to African farmworkers.
Scotland Announces Total Ban on GM Crops. GM cotton really is helping to drive Indian farmers to suicide. How green are your bananas? Environmental impact of conventional cotton production. Big Progress on Global Hunger. Map of the Day: Where People Go Hungry. Mind the fair trade gap. Wfp275057.pdf. It's time to wean ourselves off the fairytale version of farming. Can eating meat and dairy products be sustainable? Ghana's women farmers resist the G7 plan to grab Africa's seeds.