- This is a 3 minutes video with Peter Menzel´s work from the book Hungry Planet: “Their project, “Hungry Planet,” depicts everything that an average family consumes in a given week–and what it costs — laid out in thought-provoking detail.” (from Hungry Planet: What The World Eats | TIME)
- Here comes an IGCSE question related to this topic and quite close to the Peter Menzel’s work
2.1 shows pie charts of the diets of two twelve year old girls, one from Europe and one from Africa.
Using information from 2.1, complete the table to compare the African diet with that of the European diet. In each box, write more or less or the same. (0.25)
|dairy products||cereals||meat, eggs, fish||sugar, sweets||vegetables, fruit|
|African diet contains|
(b) The daily energy intake is provided mainly by carbohydrates and fats.
Select one of the food groups from Fig. 2.1 that would provide a good source of…: (0.25)
(c) With reference to the pie charts: (1)
suggest why the African girl may not grow as fast as the European girl;
suggest why the European girl is more likely to suffer from scurvy (deficiency of vitamin C) than the African girl;
suggest why the European girl is more likely to suffer from constipation and colon cancer than the African gir
- Finally a couple of interesting articles (in Spanish) related to the relation between the peak oil and the food price with the social and global consequences.