Our Planet’s Food and Health

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ISBN13: 9780648021032

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Our Planet’s Food and Health is one of seven Planet Geography Monographs, each of which covers one option of the Standard Level and Higher Level Options for IBDP Geography Paper 1. The book contains 128 pages in full colour, 17.2cm x 24.5cm, with 4 chapters that mirror the structure of the syllabus. The same content is also available as chapters 21 to 24 in Our Dynamic Planet.Chapter 1 of Our Planet’s Food and Health is ‘Measuring food and health’. It comprises 29 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Global patterns in food and nutrition indicators
  2. The nutrition transition
  3. Global patterns in health indicators
  4. Trends in global health

Chapter 2 of Our Planet’s Food and Health is ‘Food systems and the spread of diseases’. It comprises 39 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Sustainability and food production
  2. Variations in food consumption
  3. Diffusion
  4. Vector-borne and water-borne diseases
  5. Case study of diarrhoea
  6. Case study of malaria
  7. Diffusion of diseases of poverty and diseases of affluence

Chapter 3 of Our Planet’s Food and Health is ‘Stakeholders in food and health’. It comprises 20 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. The role of international organisations
  2. The influence of transnational corporations
  3. Gender roles
  4. Famine
  5. Case study of famine-related issues in the Sahel

Chapter 4 of Our Planet’s Food and Health is ‘Future health, food security and sustainability’. It comprises 34 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Possible solutions to food insecurity
  2. Case study of food insecurity in Yemen
  3. Contemporary approaches to food production
  4. Prevention and treatment in managing disease
  5. Case study of medical care in Majiang, China
  6. Managing pandemics
  7. Case study of the ebola pandemic

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