Food Distribution PROBLEMS from OVERVIEW

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					PROBLEMS from OVERVIEW:

Wealthier countries had adequate food and grain reserves and now they are being depleted

Grains are being used to produce biofuels

Food prices are soaring

World faces serious risk of not having enough food

Wheat has 130%, Rice has doubled, imported foods up 25% and cereals becoming seriously depleted

Protests and riots are likely to occur

Food problems starting in the US : Soaring food prices, increased expenses of all kinds, sluggish economy

Poor planning

Ineffective procedures

Storms and natural disasters

Challenging economic times

Donations down

Pledges not being paid

Food aid organization s running out of food

Military conflicts cutting off food supplies

Terrorism threatens contamination of food, food production and distribution…causing people to be sick or die

Ethanol requires large amounts of corn, drives up price of corn and may consume more energy than it produces

Honeybees pollinate 1/4-1/3 of crops but are disappearing due to colony collapse



NEEDS from OVERVIEW:

Better distribution                                        Store seeds in global seed bank

Safeguard food distribution from terrorism                 Create international grain reserve

Reduce biofuel production                                  Provide quicker food aid to places that have
                                                           military actions and natural disasters
Ensure well-being of honeybees
                                                           Teach people to grow more of their own food
Increase donations to charities                            items.

				
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