This video is about the complexity of the global food system as it relates to the changing climate, focusing specifically on food misinformation and unequal access to healthy food.
It acknowledges the vast complexity of the topics being covered and their importance to health and the environment.
It does not burden the viewer with the "weight of the world" on their food choices but inspires collective improvements in our decision making and awareness.
The overarching concepts that connect the many aspects of this issue are identified as more people, limited resources, and a changing planet. Students should have a basic understanding of these connected issues.
The video description links to references and additional readings on the topics.
The global food system is not only impacted by climate change but population growth and the increasing demand for food has created food inadequacy, uneven access, and malnutrition (especially in low-income households). Changing food choices to plant-based meals can work well if people have equal access to food and are informed properly on the benefits it has on health and the planet. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.