Chapter 8: Food & Hunger

By learning skills like composting, crop diversification, organic pesticide production, seed multiplication and agro-forestry farmers in Malawi are increasing their ability to feed their families over the long term.

Learning Outcomes

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the major drivers of food insecurity
  • Recognize the role of women in food and nutritional security
  • Classify key food and nutritional sources
  • Identify benefits and risks of genetic engineering

Chapter Outline

  • 8.1 Food Security
  • 8.2 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • 8.3 Chapter Resources


Essentials of Environmental Science by Kamala Doršner is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Modified from the original.


Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Environmental Biology Copyright © 2017 by Matthew R. Fisher is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Share This Book