Food security and farming

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  • Created on: 12-06-18 21:00
What is food security?
Having enough food to feed a population.
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What is the main problem regarding food security?
Over-population and increasing birth rates.
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Why can changing diets affect food security?
Because demand will go up for a certain type of food that we don't have enough of.
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What can farming be affected by?
Pests and pathogens, changes in the environment's conditions.
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What is happening to the fish stocks?
They're decreasing because of over fishing.
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What does overfishing mean?
There's less fish for us to eat and the ocean food chains are affected.
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How are we tackling this problem?
Maintain fish stocks where the fish can continue to breed and alter net sizes.
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Can food production be made more efficient?
Yes.
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If animals are are kept in close conditions and don't move then why does it help?
It stops them from losing energy to the environment.
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What are the two main arguments against animals being kept in close confinement?
1. It's cruel. 2. Diseases spread quicker.
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