Michael Matthews October 18, 2011
The global food Crisis
Village of 100- “If the world were a village of 100 people”- We have been focusing on how we, in the
“West” perceive globalization, what about the poorest countries.
What is our responsibility to other places in the world, and to what degree should we be involved in dealing
Look up village of 100. (This piece really shows how elite we are).
The problem with food- If we have enough food and technology to produce enough food, why re people
We generally do not have a good relationship with food. As eater we very rarely as ourselves these
questions- where does the food come from, how is it made, who makes it, how is it made?
Increasing food prices
Unstable and unsustainable food production.
Should food be just another business, or should it be something more than just a commodity?
Palm oil is being used instead of fat in a lot of places, but is displacing some forests.
How do we know how the workers are treated and how far the food had to travel to get to us.
Food commentators: Meat’s too expensive (Brazier), Year of Living Dangerously (Swift), Diet f