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TEDTalks : Sara Menker—A Global Food Crisis May Be Less Than A Decade Away / TED.

Infobase, (film distributor.). TED (Firm) (Added Author).

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (17 min., 34 sec)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : TED, [2017]
  • Distributor: New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released by TED, 2017.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 20, 2018.
Formatted Contents Note:
TEDTalks: Sara Menker—A Global Food Crisis May Be Less Than A Decade Away (17:34);
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Summary, etc.:
Sara Menker quit a career in commodities trading to figure out how the global value chain of agriculture works. Her discoveries have led to some startling predictions: "We could have a tipping point in global food and agriculture if surging demand surpasses the agricultural system's structural capacity to produce food," she says. "People could starve and governments may fall." Menker's models predict that this scenario could happen in a decade—that the world could be short 214 trillion calories per year by 2027. She offers a vision of this impossible world as well as some steps we can take today to avoid it.
Target Audience Note:
9 - 12, Academic/AP
System Details Note:
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Source of Description Note:
Title from distributor's description
Subject: Economics.
Genre: Streaming videos.
Internet videos.
Topic Heading: Films on Demand > Business and Economics Collection

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