You will write an 8-10 page, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch
margins, paper on a current food justice/security issue. Please provide a cover page, which is not
page 1 of the 8-page paper, and include page numbers.
You should have a minimum of 10 original sources cited in the text, as well as in the
bibliography. Wikipedia is not a source. Citations: in text, you choose the style.
Provide history/background to the issue. What is happening? Why is it a food justice/security
issue? Discuss the various stakeholders that have been working on the issue, being sure to
include all of the angles and viewpoints of those stakeholders. Note key, already-established
policies and programs that are being used to address the problem, if applicable, as well as being
sure to highlight any new policy suggestions and/or practical actions being made by any/all of the
Possible Issues to Research: San Diego food justice movement, other U.S. locations, how to feed
9 billion people by 2050, food access in USA/other countries, nutrition in schools, U.S. Farm
Bill, agricultural policy initiatives to address hunger, international trade agreements and food
justice, fair trade programs, a specific crop/product to address food security, race/class/economics
and food, sustainable farming, science/research, GMOs, etc.
Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for
textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers
will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the
purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. You may submit your papers in such a way that
no identifying information about you is included. Another option is that you may request, in
writing, that your papers not be submitted to Turnitin.com. However, if you choose this option
you will be required to provide documentation to substantiate that the papers are your original
work and do not include any plagiarized material.
Three main components characterize the food crisis equation. First is income, lifestyle, and level of consumption. Second is technological advancements determining the extent to which the external environment is damaged, while the third is inequality. The higher the population, the higher the increase in poverty, preventing the adoption of more appropriate ways of preventing environmental degradation, which impacts individuals. Population acts as the multiplier determining how land is allocated to the poor and the rich. For instance, most lands are owned by the rich, while the poor are left to live on small holdings where technological ways of production are not practiced (Searchinger, Waite, Hanson, Ranganathan, & Dumas, 2019). The more the population, the higher the poverty level and inequality, which impacts the environment and greatly impacts food production.