Global food imbalances, 21st century

Global food imbalances, 21st century

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Abstract / Summary
Global food imbalances. Earth map animation (cylindrical projection) showing where the world's food is grown versus where it consumed. The opening frames show the world's croplands (yellow, MODIS data), followed by the 26 countries that produce 82 percent of the world's crops. This is overlaid in red with the world's population density (2002). This fades to be replaced by cross-hatching showing countries that are projected by the United Nations to double (light hatching) and triple (dark hatching) their population by 2050. This animation, published in 2009, uses satellite data from the global agricultural monitoring program run by the International Production Assessment Division (IPAD) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). For a version with labels, see K003/2432.
Field of Interest
Environmental Studies
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2012 Science Photo Library
Content Type
Instructional material
22 secs
Warning: Contains explicit content
Producer - Institution
Science Photo Library
Science Photo Library
Place Published / Released
London, England
Release Date
Environmental Studies, Social Sciences, Environmental Economics, Human Population Growth, Economics, Anthropology, Economia Ambiental, Economía Ambiental, 21st Century in World History (2001– )
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Economia Ambiental, Economía Ambiental

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