Lecture 8 - Nutrition Transition and Global Food Issues

author: Kelly D. Brownell, Department of Psychology, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
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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:

Brownell, Kelly D. and Katherine B. Horgen. Food Fight, chapter 3 (pp. 53-65)

Brownell, Kelly D. and Derek Yach. "The Battle of the Bulge." Foreign Policy (November-December 2005), pp. 26-27

Popkin, Barry M. "Global Nutrition Dynamics: The World Is Shifting Rapidly Toward a Diet Linked with Noncommunicable Diseases." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 84 (2006), pp. 289-298

Raschke, Verena and Bobby Cheema. "Colonization, the New World Order, and the Eradication of Traditional Food Habits in East Africa: Historical Perspective on the Nutrition Transition." Public Health Nutrition, 11 (2007), pp. 662-674

Yach, Derek, David Stuckler and Kelly D. Brownell. "Epidemiologic and Economic Consequences of the Global Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes." Nature Medicine, 12 (2006), 62-66

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