Lecture 7 - Hunger in the World of Plenty

author: Kelly D. Brownell, Department of Psychology, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: Sept. 1, 2010,   recorded: September 2008,   views: 6963
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Professor Brownell talks about the situation with world hunger and how it is measured. He reviews the world distribution of hunger, from how many people are affected, to the physiological, psychological, and behavioral consequences of starvation. He reviews how geopolitical issues affect the world food systems in different parts of the world, including climate, war, disease, and refugees.

Reading assignment:

Faiola, Anthony. "The New Economics of Hunger." Washington Post, 27 April 2008, A01

Lappe, Frances M. "Hunger Is not a Place. The Nation, 23 January 2006

Sachs, Jeffrey D. "Act Now, Eat Later." Time, 5 May 2008, p. 44

Shetty, Prakash. "Achieving the Goal of Halving Global Hunger by 2015." Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 65 (2006), pp. 7-18

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