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Myths about industrial agriculture

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Organic farming is the "only way to produce food" without harming the planet and people's health.

 

A great article on the organic movement, as well as the negatives associated with 'industrial agriculture'. Great for the Year 12 research task if you have chosen this topic.  

 

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A bigger rice bowl

A bigger rice bowl | People and Development | Scoop.it
A SEED of rice that could transform the developing world saved Asha Ram Pal’s farm in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the summer of 2008. Mr Pal had planted...
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Inequality and the Gini Coefficient

Inequality and the Gini Coefficient | People and Development | Scoop.it
Think everyone should just pull themselves up by their bootstraps? Try this one on for size.

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:46 AM

Just incredibly awesome, but so, so sadly true.

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, October 12, 2013 12:00 PM

Educating in poverty

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Do you find this information surprising?

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Q&A: Polio's History—and Why It's Again Becoming a Threat

Q&A: Polio's History—and Why It's Again Becoming a Threat | People and Development | Scoop.it
Polio is making a comeback. A leading expert explains why—and talks about what should be done.
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Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - Updated 2010 - YouTube

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Watch The First 54 Seconds. That’s All I Ask. You’ll Be Hooked After That, I Swear.

Watch The First 54 Seconds. That’s All I Ask. You’ll Be Hooked After That, I Swear. | People and Development | Scoop.it
How did they turn something once regarded as so gross into something so beautiful?
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Fertility Rates in Gapminder

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"CATHOLIC Argentina, Mexico & Phillippines have more babies born per woman than MUSLIM Indonesia, Iran & Turkey."


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Mathijs Booden's comment, September 28, 2013 12:03 PM
Any mention of Gapminder gets an upvote from me. One of the best resources in and outside of the classroom, period.
jon inge's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:20 PM

awesome site for development economics

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 3:15 PM

When watching the video it was apparetnt that for Iran during the 1950-early1970's there was an increase in fertility and then decreased to almost 1.32% in 2010. These facts were very interseting to see and the way that we as historians/ georgraphers can predict the future with the past facts.

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Mapping children's chances

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A Californian university has produced maps comparing how family-friendly countries are around the world
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Infographic: AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Infographic: AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa | People and Development | Scoop.it
Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 27, 2013 10:15 PM

CD - The different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and how these can be applied to measure differences between places.

CD - The issues affecting the development of places and their impact on human wellbeing, drawing on a study from a developing country or region in Africa, South America or the Pacific Islands.

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Eliminate Poverty Now’s Farmers of the Future

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Anna Drury and John Craig of Eliminate Poverty Now describe how the Farmers of the Future program is teaching sustainable agriculture to young people in Niger.
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Famine mortality

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A history of global famine deathsEARLIER this month the United Nations estimated that 258,000 people died in the Somalia famine between October 2010 and April 2012....
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Feast or Famine: The Flow of Nitrogen - Interactive Graphic

Feast or Famine: The Flow of Nitrogen - Interactive Graphic | People and Development | Scoop.it
Synthetic fertilizer provides most of the nitrogen that makes soil fertile worldwide. Almost half the nitrogen is then harvested with crops; the rest is lost through leaching, erosion, and emissions.
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Ageing Japan

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How can the world's most elderly society overcome its demographic crisis?

 

What will be the impact of a rapidly growing aging population on Japan?  

 

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Comparing Urban Footprints Around the World

Comparing Urban Footprints Around the World | People and Development | Scoop.it

"In the above poster the cities are arranged (roughly, in order to maximize space) by population. Clearly, size and population are not directly correlated. Some cities take up a lot more space for a smaller population. The relationship between the two, of course, is known as density (population density, urban density)."


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Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, May 14, 1:38 PM

    Ce qui suit est une série d'infographies comparant les empreintes physiques de 56 villes à travers le monde. Ils sont présentés côte à côte à la même échelle, ce qui permet au spectateur de comparer ces villes. Parmi celles-ci 56 sont quelques-unes des principales villes du monde...

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 22, 9:21 AM

Urban sprawl is a rising problem in the world due to the lack of control and its massive impact on the surrounding environment. These footprints show how unique each city's sprawl is. The surrounding environment is playing a huge role in where and how far each city extends. Chicago, for example, is limited on its eastern side due to Lake Erie's close proximity, and Cleveland is in a similar situation but on its north side where Lake Erie is. 

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 9:35 AM

The cities are organized (approximately) to population and shows the size of cities accordingly. The different sizes of cities and their correlating populations is thus revealed from urban places around the world. 

Urban regions stay rather functional and could be seem similar across the board, focusing on major economic activity and transportation.

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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future

"Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples."


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Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 27, 7:31 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the theme of population pyramids because it gives a compelling explanation of how to interpret population pyramids and why they are significant for extrapolating into the future.

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 3:54 PM

This video proves how population pyramids can predict the current and future state of a country such as Rwanda.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 9:41 AM

Population statistics help show past, present, and future issues and concerns of certain areas ranging from health to women's' issues.

The movement of people in and out of areas affect population statistics and the landscape of areas either positively of negatively.

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Move over, GDP

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The most powerful statistic in history is facing increased opposition, but a new initiative has decided not to fight it, but circumvent it.
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Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's

Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's | People and Development | Scoop.it
In today's supermarkets, you'd be hard-pressed to find food that didn't contain some form of genetically modified substances. These genetically modified su
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A documentary on GMOs. Just be aware that this is only one side (the anti-GMO) of the argument, and will therefore be biased. 

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Hunger Map

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From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.
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Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger : NPR

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger  : NPR | People and Development | Scoop.it
The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.
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Student guide to global development data on the web

Student guide to global development data on the web | People and Development | Scoop.it
Looking for figures? Here's a beginner's guide to our Global development datastore and the best sources for development data on the web
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Why these Somali refugees do not want to leave Kenya

Why these Somali refugees do not want to leave Kenya | People and Development | Scoop.it

"For millions of refugees across Africa life is a daily struggle.  Many dream of one day returning to their homeland while others have spent decades building a new life.  On World Refugee Day, BBC Focus on Africa's Anne Soy visits a Somali family in Nairobi, Kenya, who cannot imagine returning to their roots."


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Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:44 AM

I don't believe its a refugee's duty to return to their country. I think after some time people start their lives over, for a reason. Most refugees leave their country because it is so bad. This family in the video went to another country and he was there for almost twenty years, that is a long time.  when your in a place for that long going back would mean starting over again. 

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 2:04 PM

No matter where you grow up, you form roots to your native land. Times are tough across the globe, especially for those living in Africa. While families plant their roots and look for ways to make things better, sometimes the best way is to leave. What makes people stay when their hometown roots are at rock bottom?

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 12:59 PM

Some people want to stay close to their heritage and native land. Others have no interest in their homelands and want to get away fast. This family doesn't know anything besides being refugees and they want to stay and build their lives there.

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Experts unearth concerns over 'peak soil'

Experts unearth concerns over 'peak soil' | People and Development | Scoop.it
In the past 40 years, 30 percent of the planet's arable land has become unproductive due to erosion, scientists say.
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In Focus: The World's Billionaires

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In an article for the "In Focus" section of Political Insight (April 2013, Volume 4, Issue 1) Danny Dorling and I looked at the global geography of wealth. The map that I created for this feature d...
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HUNGER: what you need to know.

Visit http://www.endinghunger.org to eradicate world hunger for good. People who are chronically hungry are undernourished. They don't eat enough to get the ...
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