Rapid Brainstorming: How Can We Improve Our Global Food System?

In 2018, the average fast food burger cost $2.64 while a salad averaged $4.14. Does the price difference matter to public health? Scholars consider that question and others in a brainstorming session about improving our global food systems. They come up with ideas related to producing more food, distributing foods, and reducing food waste in the fourth lesson of the 13-part Our Hungry Planet unit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Remind pupils that at this stage, every idea is valid and helpful
  • Consider addressing the same question with varying population sizes, i.e. within the school, within the city, within the country, within the world
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on information from the second lesson in the unit
Pros

  • Relates to everyday life
  • Links to many other great resources
Cons

  • None