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Consequences of Uneven Development and Issues of World Hunger.docx

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Consequences of Uneven Development and Issues of World Hunger World food production (Green Revolution): At the moment, we can afford to feed the world’s population. • New crop strains, mechanization, fertilizers, conversion of land to cultivation are all factors which increase the amount of food that the world can produce. As a result, at the global level, there is no food shortage. • The problem is: There is a distribution issue among the countries with food supply. • Despite this, 800 million people go hungry. • Much of the population is concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. With global population continuing to grow, the food problem looks to be more serious. The basic caloric requirements: minimum of 1800 calories per person per day. • Occupation, age, gender, physical size, climate; they all affect the number of calories that w
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