Introduction à la food crisis

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Table of contents
INTRODUCTORY NOTES a) Intention : 4 b) What is our theme? : 4 c) What are we trying to accomplish? : 4 d) What story are we trying to tell? : 5 e) How will we tell the story? : 5 f) Additional Notes : 6 g) Disclaimer : 6

THE FILM
PART I. INTRODUCTION a) Universal Declaration of Human Rights : 7 b) Malthus and Ricardo: An introduction : 7 c) Case example: African farmer soon starving : 14 d) Case Example: France – People buy cheaper : 15 e) ITVs of key officials : 15 f) ITVs of experts on the price of food : 18 g) Brief interlude: Causes : 22

PART II. THE MAIN BODY A. CHINA & INDIA a) Cartoon: Meet King Joe : 23 b) Voice Over (V.O.) : 23 c) Images from China : 24 d) The Changing Diets : 26 e) Meat to Grain ratio & the Question of Obesity : 28 f) Rural Exodus : 30 g) Brief Interlude: Fuel : 31 B. FUEL a) Cartoon: Man on the Land : 31 b) But China and India demand more fuel : 31 c) Another excerpt from Man on the Land : 34 d) Oil is a major underlying : 34 e) The food and fuel crises of the 70s : 36 f) Fertilizers and by-products : 37 g) Transition link with Malthus and Ricardo: Antiques : 39

2 C. ETHANOL AND OTHER BIOFUELS a) Independence from fossil fuels : 41 b) Images of US corn-based ethanol chain and its effects on the world : 45 c) Rising prices of corn and their effect on developing countries : 49 d) Sugar-based ethanol : 51 e) What about second generation biofuels?: 53 f) Fuel independence, a symbol of peace or more starving people instead? : 54 g) Transition animation : 56 D. GLOBAL WARMING a) Global warming shortages push prices up : 57 b) Shortages affect local farmers as well as global markets : 58 c) Increasing failed crops rhyme with decreasing reserves, further pushing prices : 59 d) Reducing Global Warming on a Local level : 60 E. TRADE RESTRICTIONS a) Background information : 61

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