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Title Global food crisis / edited by Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (60 pages) : color illustrations
Series Issues in society ; v. 327
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 327
Contents Chapter 1 -- Global hunger and food supply; Chapter 2 -- Australia's food security; Exploring issues -- worksheets and activities; Index
Summary Currently, a billion undernourished people experience hunger on a regular basis. Global food production will have to rise 70 per cent by 2050 as the world population expands to 9.1 billion from 6.8 billion people. Recent global food prices have been the highest on record, exceeding 2008 levels that sparked deadly riots across the world. Causal factors include population growth, climate change and weather-related crop problems, diminishing water supplies, oil prices and diversion of food crops to biofuel production, damaging farming practices, and land shortages. Is an ongoing world food crisis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Food security.
Food supply.
Hunger.
Form Electronic book
Author Healey, Justin.
ISBN 1921507462
1921507470 (electronic bk.)
9781921507465
9781921507472 (electronic bk.)