006 - Food


Significant Concept

To have knowledge of how humans have increased the production of food.

Key Terminology

            • Irrigation
            • Genetically Modified Food
            • Green Revolution

Activity One - Describe

  • Describe the change in cereal production since 1961.
Global Cereal Production - UN Data

Activity Two - Discuss

  1. Why has global food production increased?
  2. How has the change impacted what we buy?
  3. Do you consider the impact of what is in your fridge?

Activity Three - Comprehension

Global population has increased rapidly since the industrial revolution began in the mid 1850s and to cope with the rise in population the production of food has also had change. What were these changes and how have they impacted the socio-economic environment?