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Date Created: 02/07/15
17112014 Food dependency and food aid 0 While the number of calories will climb food security will crater in the 1960s famine in Indian and Bangladesh and then again in the 19805 Ethiopia 0 There are many causes McMichaeI reading PL 480 Food Aid Regime quotBeef Boomquot Petrofarming and HYVs Counterpart funds and agribusiness promotion Green Revolution postfordist wave 0 From 1973 onwards several sets of trends manifest themselves 0 Value deepening and global food chains Adding value to the good a Marketing a Excessively teing health bene ts B Engineering newer and more precise food varieties o The rise of buyerdrives GVCs GVC Global Value Chain OOOOOO o The use of aid to open up some markets otherwise known as quotcross conditionalityquot 0 Genetic engineering Supreme Court Case If you make a signi cant modi cation to a living organism you can own it Collier and Demandside explanations Mix of buyerpower and fuel costs eg WaIMart drive the real cost of food As oil prices go up so too will food inexorably Food is not price elastic Expand large commercial farms 0 GM crops and HYVs are a solution to global hunger End GM crop ban in Europe Do away with SU subsidies on ethanol Signi cance Very different from what many critiques of the global food industry 0 Most critics see the problems of the world s food industry as a function of supplyside problems eg exploitative agribusiness cashcrop farming declining real wages and the like o For Collier this is all wrong we are facing a demand based challenge and need to gure out solutions based on this 0 If follows that most policies we ve adopted up until now have for Collier focused on the wrong part of the problem Population Why population matters 0 For much of history the idea that there was an issue caed population was weird o It is only in the 19th century that this changes 0 Censuses 0 Statistical techniques and probability theory 0 Epidemicsand reporting on them Terms in the population debate Carrying capacity 0 The of people the earth can support biological and cultural Doubling time Dependency ration o people working to the not working 0 Replacement Fertility Rate
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