The Global Food Supply

June 20, 2008

Michael Welsman-Dinelle

Food is a basic human need and the global industry that produces and distributes it is enormously complicated. Every day the media generate stories about famine and food shortage, quality problems, trade disputes, trends in consumption, food-related scientific advancement, and the impact of climate change. This talk will attempt to shed light on all of these phenomena and develop an overall description of what exactly it is that humans are eating, how it is produced and distributed, and how it might change in the future