The crises are the narrow, genetic uniformity of the world’s food crop and world hunger.
Increased food production. Measures designed to curb hunger actually increase the loss of
2. According to Gonzalez, what are the root causes of food insecurity?
3. Why is agriculture “the single largest source of anthropogenic GHG emissions?
Agriculture is responsible for 13.5% of GHG emissions, primarily methane and nitrous oxide.
4. Research: Find out more about La Via Campensina, and the various forms the food
sovereignty movement has taken in Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Bolivia.
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5. Research: Gonzalez points out that it has been proposed that the successor agreement
to the Kyoto Protocol provide the financing, technology, and research and development
necessary to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation through small-scale
sustainable agriculture. Has this idea come to fruition?
Here is a link to the conference regarding revisions:
1. Research: Locate a shareholder resolution dealing with environmental issues. Did it
make it onto the proxy statement for voting? If so, with what result?
2. Research: What are some of the best practices of the C40 Cities group? Is your city
part of the group? What reduction in greenhouse gas emissions take place when people
choose an urban, as opposed to a suburban lifestyle?