Presentation on theme: "Love Food Hate Waste S1 Sustainable Development Case Study of Food."— Presentation transcript:
Love Food Hate Waste S1 Sustainable Development Case Study of Food
Agriculture, or farming, is a primary industry. Farmers cultivate crops and rear animals to produce food and other products. Agriculture is affected by many of the same factors and concerns as other types of industry. There are a range of agricultural operations from large commercial farms to small subsistence farms. All of these farms work to supply the constant demand for food. Textbook work Read pages 80-81 New Wider World and answer questions 1 and 2 page 96.
flour from the USA mozzarella cheese and tomatoes from Italy black pepper from India olives from Greece 1,000 miles 5,000 miles 5,400 miles 1,500 miles Where does our food come from? pineapple from Kenya 4,500 miles
Britain...imports 40% of the total food consumed and the proportion is rising Activity/Homework 1 Find out where your food comes from. 1.Look into your fridge and list where you food comes from 2.Calculate the food mile
FoodCountry of originFood mile examplepineappleCosta Rica5424 miles (8727km) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 http://www.foodmiles.com
The effects of food miles can be measured in the pollution that is caused. Think about the distance travelled, then think about how that distance was covered. Was it by Plane? Boat? Road? What Are The Effects?
So should we stop buying food that has come thousands of miles? And only buy local food? What do you think? Before you answer, read the article titled: How the myth of food miles hurts the planet Then write your answer in your jotter, giving reasons for the view you have. Next, food waste……………………….