Do you know where your food comes from? Throughout history, self-sufficiency has been the norm for acquiring food such as grains, meats, fruits, and vegetables. People and nations grew their own food and traded only on a local level. Today, food trade between nations has intensified, food is shipped thousands of miles across the globe, and world trade in agricultural products exceeds $1 trillion annually.
Choose 1 of the foods from the following link that you may have in your fridge or pantry:
Click here for the list of foods and food information. http://www.fruit-crops.com/
Complete the following:
List and describe the food item, and include where it came from (check the label or Web site).
Use this calculator (http://www.foodmiles.com/) to determine how far it has traveled to you. Answer the following questions (use the Internet and CTU library to form your opinions):
How does the vast movement of food from one nation to another benefit or potentially harm developing nations? Are there benefits of importing food to developed or wealthy nations?
There is an “eat local” initiative developing throughout the United States and Europe. What are the benefits to buying fresh, local foods? Are there drawbacks? Do you buy local?
Can you live without the food item you chose? Is there a local substitute available?
Knowing what you do of how global food trade affects the global market and the economies of individual countries, explain your position on buying this food item in the future.
PART BPrimary Task Response: Energy Use Table Worksheet (attached) and write 300–500 words You want to be part of the Green Revolution and are looking to find ways to reduce your energy use. But first, you must know what your energy use is. Complete the following:
Complete the table to keep track of your energy use for 3 days this week. Include the following:
What types of energy or fuel did you use (including any renewable sources of energy, such as wind, hydroelectric, solar, etc.)?
What was the purpose of the energy or fuel use (heating or cooling, recreational, etc.)?
Save your chart, and present it with 300-500 words containing the following information:
Which primary energy source does your electric company use to generate electricity (coal, nuclear, renewables, etc.)?
Cite the source for this information.
What changes could you make to decrease your energy use?
What changes could you make to increase your energy efficiency?
Which changes will be most difficult for you to implement? Why do you think so?
energy use table template
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