Meat/FishDairy/EggFruit/Veg Farm/ Agriculture Other Food 10 20 30 40
Question 1 - 10 I emit the most greenhouse gases out of all animal products produced.
Answer 1 – 10 What is lamb? A close second in Beef. This was a study done by the Environmental Working Group to compare the impact of 20 different commonly eaten foods on climate change. (http:// www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/eat-smart/)
Question 1 - 20 If you eat one less of these per week it’s like taking one car of the road for 500 KM.
Question 1 - 30 It is estimated that 70% of this population is fully used, overused or in crisis.
Answer 1 – 30 What is the fish population? There are a variety of reasons for this decline such as over fishing, high demand,fishing practices that damage habitats and pollution. For more information on fish check out the Sea Choice Guide. (http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangere d_species/cetaceans/threats/fishstocks/)
Question 1 - 40 1,000 of these animals produce six million pounds of animal waste per year.
Answer 1 – 40 What is a hog or pig? Some of the waste is used as fertilizer. The rest has no treatment regulation like municipal waste (what you flush down the toilet) does and can get into waterways and cause pollution.
Question 2 - 10 It takes about 1,500 liters of water to make 1 liter this dairy product, sometimes enjoyed on cereal.
Answer 2 – 10 What is milk? Beef cattle need about 45 litres per day and dairy cattle need about 135 litres per day. These amounts increase by one and a half to two times a hot day.
Question 2 - 20 This round food product uses 200 liters of water to be produce.
Question 3 - 10 I grow on trees and make a delicious juice, but if you don’t buy me organic I will have the most pesticides on me out of any other produce item.
Answer 3 – 10 What is an apple? This is the top produce item on the Dirty Dozen list for 2013.
Question 3 - 20 A common tropical fruit in our diet, which represent a wide variety of environmental, economic, social, and political problems.
Answer 3 – 20 What is a banana? Bananas are cheap for a reason, having adopted unfair work trends (such as low wages and long hours) which are found in many global industries The United Nations Agricultural Organization estimates that 30-40% of Bananas are thrown away after harvesting, based on their appearance. (www.scq.ubc.ca/global-issues-for-breakfast-the- banana-industry-and-its-problems-faq-cohen-mix/)
Question 3 - 30 A portion of the money spent on fruit and vegetables with this label empower communities through livable wages, which can improve education and health care opportunities for thousands of farmers and families.
Question 4 - 30 A Central American country, leading the way in sustainable farming.
Answer 4 – 30 What is Costa Rica? While most pineapple you see available in supermarkets are plantation grown and non-organic, if you happen to stumble on an organic pineapple from Costa Rica—snatch it up! They’re doing great things in the way of sustainable farming unlike some of the bigger plantation operations, and when you consider the weight of the fruit, it uses a lot of fossil fuels to be transported. Make those miles count by supporting organic. (www.organicauthority.com/foodie-buzz/sustainable-tropical- fruits)
Question 4 - 40 Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect (causes climate change), which is more emissions than this action.
Answer 4 – 40 What is Transportation (Cars/Buses, Trains and Plans)?
Question 5 - 10 In the USA 30% of this is wasted each year.
Answer 5 – 10 What is edible food? Close to half of all food produced worldwide is wasted — discarded in processing, transport, supermarkets and kitchens. (http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can- do/food-and-our-planet/help-end-food-waste/)
Question 5 - 20 The hidden amount of water used in the manufacturing process of food and drink.
Answer 5 – 20 What is the Water Footprint? You can calculate your personal water footprint online. Alberta Agricultural and Rural Development (http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/dep tdocs.nsf/all/sis8439)
Question 5 - 30 On average, 24,000 litres of water is used to produce 1 kg of this sweet product, with most of the worlds supply coming from Africa and South America.
Answer 5 – 30 How much water is used to make chocolate? Chocolate takes the cake for the highest water footprint. It beats out all meats. Remember this is just water and does not include other factors that would be included in a life cycle analysis.
Question 5 - 40 By the year 2050, if current trends continue, humans will consume 1.2 trillion pounds of meat.
Answer 5 – 40 What is doubling the current consumption? Environmental Working Group (http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/)