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Playing with Food… for a more just and healthier planet Kate & Genevieve May 2010 CUC AGM, Victoria (BC)
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On the menu Playing with Food… with kids (50 min.): Seed from the ground Story of Corn Everything Seed (excerpt) Name that seed Map Banana Split Having fin with Seeds (10 min.): Becoming a Seed Saviour The seed from the ground song
A Seed from the Ground Song by Connie Kaldor (A Duck in New York City) If youve got the sun and if youve got the rain And you plant a little seed in the old back lane And you wish and you pray and you keep the weeds down You might find, ooh, you might find A root growing out from the seed in the ground A shoot growing out from the root from the seed in the ground A stem growing out from the shoot from the root from the seed in the ground A flower growing out from the stem from the shoot from the root from the seed in the ground A seed growing out from the flower from the stem from the shoot from the root from the seed in the ground
Story of Corn: http://usc-canada.org/resources/creative-campaigning/
The Everything Seed 2006 Storybook by Carole Martignacco
Name that Seed Do you ever eat seeds for breakfast?
Name that Seed Lets take a look at which seeds hide in these cereals… What seeds do you eat? Where do they come form?
Name that Seed OATMEAL:
Name that Seed RICE CRISPIES:
Name that Seed SUGAR CRISP:
Name that Seed CORN POPS:
Name that Seed ALPHA BITS:
Name that Seed RAISIN BRAN:
Our food travels 2,500 to 4,000 km from field to plate!
In order to play this game, I need: 1.A small farmer in Honduras 2.A large food distribution network 3.A transporter 4.A banana plantation owner 5.A negotiator 6.A hungry person who likes bananas 7.An airport in North America 8.An importer 9.A supermarket 10. A cooperative BANANA SPLIT: Conventional or Fair Trade Bananas?
1.A small farmer in Honduras grows a banana on a plantation. 2.When his banana is almost ready, he sells it to the owner of the plantation for 1 cent. 3.The owner of the plantation calls a local transporter to pick up the banana. 4.The local transporter delivers the banana to an airplane. 5.The airplane transports the banana to an airport in North America. 6.When the price of bananas are low on the stock market, a negotiator buys the banana. 7.The negotiator resells the banana to an importer. 8.The importer resells the banana to a large food distribution network and moves the banana from one storage location to the next. 9.A number of days or weeks after being harvested, the banana finally arrives in your supermarket. 10.Youre hungry and you buy the banana for 50 cents. The Conventional Banana
1.A small farmer in Honduras grows a banana. on his cooperative farm. 2.When his banana is almost ready, he sells it to his cooperative for 25 cents. 3.The cooperative sells the banana to an importer. 4.The importer sends the banana to North America (by boat or airplane). 5.A few days after being harvested, the banana is trucked in and finally arrives in your supermarket. 6.Youre hungry and you buy the fair trade banana for 1 $ (100 cents). The Fair trade Banana
The Conventional VS Fair Trade Path of Coffee
A Seed from the Ground Song by Connie Kaldor (A Duck in New York City)