Provision of food in the UK

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  • Created on: 17-01-19 12:47
What is meant by food miles?
The distance food is transported from the time of its production until it reaches the consumer
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Examples of where the UK imports food from
Bananas from Colombia, Rice from China, Green Beans from Kenya
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Possible environmental impacts of importing food
Pollution from transport eg. planes, boats, lorries
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How does food supply increase the UK's carbon footprint?
Intensive cow farming increases CO2 and methane emissions,food transport emits carbon dioxide
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How could the UK reduce this carbon footprint?
Less intesive cow farming, more focus on organic farming, less importing food
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What is organic food?
Organic food is food produced without the use of pesticides, GM crops and other chemicals
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What is agribusiness?
Farming with an increased focus on technology use, modified crops and chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides
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Bananas from Colombia, Rice from China, Green Beans from Kenya

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Examples of where the UK imports food from

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Pollution from transport eg. planes, boats, lorries

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Intensive cow farming increases CO2 and methane emissions,food transport emits carbon dioxide

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Less intesive cow farming, more focus on organic farming, less importing food

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