Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity

by Louise Gerdes


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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This new title in the At Issue series explores issues related to concerns about food and its availability around the globe. Topics covered include food insecurity as a developmental risk for children, food insecurity as a source of conflict among nations,; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737755718
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 05/11/2012
Series: At Issue Series: Social Issues
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Food Insecurity: An Overview Fred Powledge 12

2 Food Insecurity Among American Children Has Serious Consequences John Cook Karen Jeng 25

3 Food Insecurity Is a Cause and Consequence of Armed Conflicts Saswati Bora Iride Ceccacci Christopher Delgado Robert Townsend 30

4 Diverting Corn and Grain to Biofuels Increases Food Insecurity Lester R. Brown 37

5 Support of Biofuels Production Does Not Increase Food Insecurity Mike Wilson 43

6 Climate Change Will Increase Food Insecurity Care 50

7 Global Warming Will Not Increase Food Insecurity Patrick J. Michaels 57

8 Overpopulation Is the Primary Cause of Food Insecurity David Attenborough 61

9 Modernization and Global Trade Will Reduce Food Insecurity Robert Paarlberg 73

10 Biotechnology Will Reduce Food Insecurity V. Ravichandran 85

11 Crop Biodiversity, Not Altered Genetics Will Reduce Food Insecurity Janet Cotter Reyes Tirado 89

12 Regulating Corporate land Purchases Will Reduce Food Insecurity Logan Cochrane 99

13 Empowering Women Will Reduce Food Insecurity Juhie Bhatia 113

Organizations to Contact 119

Bibliography 124

Index 129

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