BSCI 124 Lecture Notes

Undergraduate Program in Plant Biology, University of Maryland


I. Human nutritional requirements: A review, see previous lecture II. Carrying capacity III. Summary of some world food problems: Some trends [REQUIRED READING] IV. What are some of the solutions?Some suggestions Other Sites of Interest:

Facing the Future- a good site talking about history and enviromental impact
A review of 1996 world and U.S. population trends with links to WWW sites dealing with population questions
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization
UN Human Development Programme
Population Reference Bureau
WorldWatch Institute
U.S. Census Bureau- World population information
1996 World Population Conference- highlights
Map showing food supply gap between rich and poor countries
U.S. Population Clock
Can we Sustain our Population with Agricultural Improvements?: An FAO Report
Population sites- Yahoo

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Last revised: Dec. 6, 2000 - Straney