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Food security
The ability to obtain sufficient food on a day-to-day basis. People do not live in fear of hunger.
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Food insecurity
The difficulty to obtain sufficient food. This can range from hunger to full-scale famine.
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Resources
Naturally occuring substances which can be used in their own right or made into something else.
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Malthus
Created the theory that population increases exponentially (1:2:4:8 etc) whilst food production increases arithmetically (1:2:3:4 etc.). Population will eventually outstrip food supply and so would begin to decrease as a 'natural check'.
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Boserup
Created the theory that 'necessity is the mother of invention'. As the population increases, then food technology would get better and so humanity will cope.
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Sustainable
Meeting the needs of people now, without preventing future generations from meeting their needs/
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Black gold
Another name for oil, because it is such a valuable commodity.
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Peak oil
The point at which oil production reaches its maximum level and then declines.
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The difficulty to obtain sufficient food. This can range from hunger to full-scale famine.

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Food insecurity

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Naturally occuring substances which can be used in their own right or made into something else.

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Created the theory that population increases exponentially (1:2:4:8 etc) whilst food production increases arithmetically (1:2:3:4 etc.). Population will eventually outstrip food supply and so would begin to decrease as a 'natural check'.

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Created the theory that 'necessity is the mother of invention'. As the population increases, then food technology would get better and so humanity will cope.

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