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World Development – Do we have enough food for everyone? MEDC, Developed, First World, Rich LEDC, Developing, Third World, Poor.

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2 World Development – Do we have enough food for everyone? MEDC, Developed, First World, Rich LEDC, Developing, Third World, Poor

3 The Game Continent % of worlds population Number of students (class of 13) Europe & Oceania 212 North America 92 Africa & Middle East 131 Asia497 South America 81

4 % of worlds food related to population Continent % of worlds population % of worlds food Europe & Oceania 2138 North America 922 Africa & Middle East 139 Asia4925 South America 86

5 Dividing up the class (dont show the group until afterwards)

6 Some questions answered.

7 Q. Does the world produce enough food to feed all the people wellQ. Does the world produce enough food to feed all the people well? A: Yes. Enough grain is grown to provide each person with 10 loaves of bread every day.A: Yes. Enough grain is grown to provide each person with 10 loaves of bread every day.

8 Q. We grow more than enough grain to feed everyone in the world. Why do the poorest not get any?Q. We grow more than enough grain to feed everyone in the world. Why do the poorest not get any? A. We use over 50% of it to feed animals and fatten them up for slaughter. To produce 1lb of beef you need to feed the cow 5lb of grain.A. We use over 50% of it to feed animals and fatten them up for slaughter. To produce 1lb of beef you need to feed the cow 5lb of grain.

9 Q. Why dont the poorer farmers in LEDCs use fertilisers and pesticides to help them grow better crops? A. They cant afford them. 85% of the world fertilizer is used by Western Europe and North America.

10 Q. Did the USA really dump 8 million tonnes of grain into the sea recently?Q. Did the USA really dump 8 million tonnes of grain into the sea recently? A. Yes they did! They produced too much and to prevent the prices falling and losing money, they dumped it at sea.A. Yes they did! They produced too much and to prevent the prices falling and losing money, they dumped it at sea. Q. Why didnt they ship it to the poorest people?Q. Why didnt they ship it to the poorest people? A. They say it is too expensive to transport.A. They say it is too expensive to transport.

11 Q. Why do many countries that cant feed their own people export millions of tons of cash crops (tea, pineapples, peanuts) every year? A. Multinational companies can control some of the best land in LEDCs and can dictate what to grow.

12 Find examples of countries where food supply is a real problem e.g. Ethiopia in Africa. Why do people there have less food than we do in France? Can you find out about why people can eat so much food in the USA? What things can stop people from getting food? Food supplies are not equal around the world. Complete a piece of writing about this title.

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