Brian McDonald Lecture.
From this lecture, I learned that the prevalence of obesity is the same in the rest of the world as the US. Globally people are making the same mistake. It’s easier to get access to starch foods than healthier. Cooking knowledge has denied. People don’t cook.
There are severa goals that lead to helping the problem. And they are all interconnected. People aren’t educated and it’s hard to learn if your hungry. And it’s important to understand why.
Sustainable ways to solve the issue with food. We have energy systems but a significant problem we have is our expenditure of energy when making and producing food. A challenge is how to create food without wasting more land.
The rise in flooding and storms are a threat to food storage system. New York food storage areas are in flood zones and there are not many places to store food in the city.
We live in a food network. It was developed to help determine where there might be certain food shortages but it didn’t get made.
Food systems have their issues. For example people care about how their food is produced and where it comes from and this makes things more complex and complicated.
There are many ways to change people’s diets such as cooking shows and books encouraging people to use products in their area.
I also learned that food waste is a contributor to the green house effect. This lecture put into perspective how our food is in a really fragile state and how the way we handle it really matters when going forward.