This is exactly what we talked about in class this week. The Aral Sea is a perfect example of how man-made structures such as dams can impact hydrology and create physical water scarcity in certain regions of the world.
Like so many phenomena, there is a spatial nature to obesity (higher in the United States than global averages and higher in the deep South than national averages). This infographic compiles statistics that are 'food for thought.'
Many crops will wither no matter what. Still, seed companies are testing a slew of products engineered to weather dry spells. As the harvest approaches, they’re anxious to see the results.
A nice article directly related to our earlier Colbert Report posts. Drought is a major concern of not just farmers, but anyone who is impacted by what the farmers produce. Is biogenetic engineering of our food the solution?
This is a great infographic from the NY Times that is featured this week on the Times' Learning Network site. I am planning adapting the lesson plan (designed for Common Core ELA) for my World Food Problems class this Spring.
Infographic. One topic that combines the issues of food production and globalization in a box.
By moving the slider, the user can compare 1990 false-color Landsat views (left) with recent true-color imagery (right). Humans are increasingly transforming Earth’s surface—through direct activities such as farming, mining, and building, and indirectly by altering its climate.
This interactive feature includes 12 places that have experienced significant change since 1990. This is an user-friendly way to compare remote sensing images over time. Pictured above is the Aral Sea, which is and under-the-radar environmental catastrophe in Central Asia that has its roots in the Soviet era's (mis)management policies.
Tags: remote sensing, land use, environment, geospatial, environment modify, esri, unit 1 Geoprinciples, zbestofzbest.
It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment...
Luke Walker's insight:
Viewpoint A (pro vegetarian) Resource. Use this in our food fight lesson to prep for your debate. Click on the pdf link for the full file.
Foods from around the world...This is a playful video clip that leads students to have more questions than answers about different places. The spirit of exploration and experimentation is at the heart of this global traveler's montage of delightful dishes. Watching this encourages viewers to open their minds to new ideas, cultures and places.
TED Talks Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.
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