Food Insecurity

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Food insecurity, whether as a result of food scarcity or a lack of nutritious food, is a growing and serious problem in the world today. After discussing the concept of food insecurity, learners listen to an NPR radio broadcast on the implications of global volatile food prices. They then watch videos revealing the poverty and malnutrition that exists in countries like Nigeria and India. Finally, class members have the opportunity to re-evaluate and adjust their initial conceptions of food insecurity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Great resource to prompt discussion and further research
  • Interdisciplinary connections to economics, agricultural science, and world cultures
  • Includes a variety of extension activities
Cons

  • May wish to incorporate more varied forms of assessment, such as a writing assignment