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World hunger and soy

How is international agriculture addressing world hunger issues?
Students explore international organizations working to address hunger challenges and the growing demand for protein in these three lessons. See teacher background →


# Learn

Students view a career video about International Agriculture Development, one of many careers in global agriculture.


# Explore

Students take an e-learning course exploring global hunger and sources of protein in developing nations.


# Share

Students recommend a protein solution for a developing nation while exploring the use of “Soy Cows” and “VitaGoats.”


Teacher background

“Soy Cows” and “VitaGoats” are food processing systems used in developing nations to combat malnutrition and hunger. International organizations address challenges such as global conflicts, transportation and infrastructure, food and culture choices, and the growing need for protein. Soybeans are a complete source of protein containing all 9 amino acids and can be an inexpensive solution for developing nations trying to feed a growing population.

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Next gen science standards

Science and engineering practices

  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Crosscutting concepts

  • Cause and effect
  • Systems and system models
  • Stability and change

Disciplinary core ideas/content

  • ETS2A Interdependence of science, engineering and technology
  • PS2B Types of interactions
  • LS2D Social interactions and group behavior
  • LS1D Information processing
  • ESS3C Human impacts on Earth systems