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Feeding the World

Resources for Pre-IB Biology Feeding the World project


Here is a copy of the assignment


Print Resources

Farming and Food630 FAR - Examines the importance of farming, food production, world food supplies, and the inequalities that allow starvation to exist.

Genetically Engineered Food363.19 TEI - Examines the genetic engineering revolution in food; looks at who benefits and who loses from genetically engineered food; considers the risks to health, the environment, and the economy; discusses some of the wider implications of genetically engineered food; and outlines steps people can take to preserve the independence and integrity of the food supply.

Food, inc. : Mendel to Monsanto-- the promises and perils of the biotech harvest664.22 PRI Examines the debate over genetically modified food, seeking to uncover the truth behind the promises made by biotech corporations, as well as the warnings issued by anticorporate ecologists who fear the effects of transgenics.

A garden of unearthly delights : bioengineering and the future of food338.1 MAT- Looks at recent developments in the field of food bioengineering, such as the use of bovine growth hormones and human DNA to enhance agricultural products, and their potential impact on food consumers and producers.

High tech harvest : a look at genetically engineered foods641.3 MAR -An overview of recombined DNA technology, or genetic engineering, techniques used to create crop plants and farm animals with characteristics that are attractive to farmers, food processors, and consumers.

Spoiled : the dangerous truth about a foodchain gone haywire615.954 FOX- Argues that changes in the way food is produced, processed, distributed, stored, and prepared has upset the ecological balances of the food chain resulting in greater incidences of contamination, and discusses how other factors such as the pursuit of pleasure and ease, politics, and financial concerns have contributed to the problem.

What's cooking? : the history of American food394.1 WHI- A look at food in the United States from colonial times to the present, describing what we have eaten, where it came from, and how it reflected events in American history.

The vanishing feast : how dwindling genetic diversity threatens the world's food supply338.162 PAT- Text and accompanying photographs explain why we should be concerned with the loss of diversity among plants and animals. Explores what biodiversity does for us, how it is threatened, and, most important, how we can preserve it.

Electronic Resources

Sustainable agriculture   http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/concept.htm

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations  http://www.fao.org/

United States Department of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

Crop Profiles and Timelines http://www.ipmcenters.org/cropprofiles/

Crop Science Society of America https://www.crops.org/

Great resource for food history http://www.foodtimeline.org/