Impacts of Producing and Importing Food

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  • Created by: Rianne B
  • Created on: 10-04-13 21:47

Impacts of Producing and Importing food:

Environmental Impacts:

  • Transporting food by plane and vans produces carbon dioxide.  the more food miles travelled the more carbon dioxide produced.  The carbon dioxide adds to Global Warming.
  • Food that is produced locally by energy intensive farms requires lots of energy to make chemicals and run the machinery.  Energy production creates lots of carbon dioxide so local energy intensive farms have a high carbon footprint which leads to more global warming.
  • To produce more food, some farmers use marginal land, e.g. hillsides.  The soil in marginal land is thin andd is not very resistant to erosion and it is very


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