Food and health revision

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Required case studies

  • One case study of the issues affecting a famine-stricken country or area
    • geographyalltheway.com > Famine
  • One case study of attempts to tackle food insecurity
  • One case study of a contemporary pandemic and the lessons learned for pandemic management in the future
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Required detailed examples

  • One detailed example of a vector-borne disease and one detailed example of a water-borne disease
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Suggested examples [as an absolute minimum]

  • fh.1 Measuring food and health
    • Examples of global patterns in food/nutrition indicators, including the food security index, the hunger index, calories per person/capita, indicators of malnutrition.
    • Examples of regional variations of food consumption and nutrition choices.
    • Examples of global patterns in health indicators, including health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE), infant mortality, maternal mortality, access to sanitation and the ratio between doctors/physicians and people.
    • Examples of the epidemiological transition.
    • Examples of diseases of poverty and diseases of affluence.
    • Examples of the implications of a global ageing population for disease burden.
  • fh.2 Food systems and spread of diseases
    • Examples of energy efficiency and water footprints in food production.
    • Examples of relative sustainability in different places.
    • Examples of the physical and human processes that can lead to variations in food consumption.
    • Examples of the importance of diffusion in the spread of agricultural innovations.
    • Examples of the importance of diffusion in the spread of disease.
    • Examples of the geographic factors in the rate of diffusion.
    • Examples of geographic factors contributing to the incidence, diffusion and impacts of vector-borne and water-borne diseases.
  • fh.3 Stakeholders in food and health
    • Examples of the roles of international organizations, governments and NGOs in combating food insecurity and disease.
    • Examples of the influence of TNCs in shaping food consumption habits.
    • Examples of gender roles related to food and health, including food production/acquisition and disparities in health.
    • Examples of factors affecting the severity of famine, including governance, the power of the media and access to international aid.
  • fh.4 Future health and food security and sustainability
    • Examples of possible solutions to food insecurity, including waste reduction.
    • Examples of advantages and disadvantages of contemporary approaches to food production,including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), vertical farming and in vitro meat.
    • Examples of the merits of prevention and treatment in managing disease, including social marginalization issues, government priorities, means of infection and scientific intervention.
    • Examples of the epidemiology of a pandemic disease, prior local and global awareness, international action and the role of media.
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fh.1 Measuring food and health

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fh.2 Food systems and spread of diseases

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fh.3 Stakeholders in food and health

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fh.4 Future health and food security and sustainability

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Food and health concept mapping