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Geography Prezi Ad


Shaibal Muhtadee

on 7 January 2013

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Local or Imported? Would you buy freshly grown food made right around the corner or have food that traveled thousands of kilometers through dusty old ships and planes just to get on your plate? There are several factors that you might want to consider when buying your food like: quality, price, and other things. Buying Local Food contributes back to you! Buying locally produced food Local Economy Municipal government invests
money on agriculture and factories. Then that money comes
back to you as water,
energy, and food. BUYING LOCAL FOOD YOU -> If you guy locally produced food then your basically donating money to your economy. Then that money gets collected and is used to help you back. This pattern goes in a cycle. (see diagram) However, if you purchase food from other countries that traveled a long distance to get here, then you're contributing to that country; not yours. (see other diagram) YOU -> Buying food that came from another country They take the money and
invest it in their markets. They make profit by giving
themselves food, water, and
energy. Quality If you think food traveled here from tropical countries where food is plentiful is fresh new then guess again! Remember that that food had to travel either by plane or ship to get here and imagine all the time it took, so next time when you check the expiration date remember that it actually is less than the it says because it took a long time for the food to arrive here. Don't forget that that food was carried in wooden crates or boxes in a giant ship which could have all kinds of bacteria in it which would've contaminated it. (See diagram) A crate containing food Old and not clean The ocean isn't as
clean as it looks Total estimated amount of time: LOOOONG!!!! Trees containing
food People (workers) They pick the fruit from trees and what
do they use to pick them? THEIR HANDS!!! There are millions of bacteria on
a single human hand and they
pick all those food with their HANDS! Somewhere in Brazil THE ENVIRONMENT!!! The environment and nature is a very important factor to remember when deciding between two issue, especially in this case. A question you might want to ask is "Does this affect the environment?" When you buy food that has come from another country, think of all the energy needed to bring it all the way here. This energy could also be harming the environment. (See diagram) Maybe the food isn't as fresh
as it says....... Shipped Flown An airplane uses 1 gallon of oil every second, so in a 10 hour flight, it takes about 36,000 gallons of oil. Oil is a non-renewable resource and if a plane takes up
so much of it just to carry food, then soon there won't be enough oil for the future. Large ships take up just as much oil as planes so that's harmful to the environment. If a ship that big carrying all that food sinks in the ocean, then we would've wasted all that food, harmed the marine life in the ocean, and caused a oil spill. Ships also burn coal to travel and burning coal
creates green house gases, which contributes to
global warming and ozone depletion. When planes fly they leave a trail of smoke,
which pollutes the air, harms the us and the
environment because trees and humans
breathe in that air. Fortunately, locally produced food doesn't affect the environment as much as imported food. Locally produced food only has to travel a few kilometers to get to the nearest food store. (It is "local" after all) (See other diagram) A Farm (Agriculture) It makes the food Then the food is carried
to a factory via trucks. The factories then package
the food. Then the food is carried to a grocery store via trucks. Traveled 700 kilometers so far Traveled 1400 kilometers so far Traveled about 50 kilometres Traveled about 70 kilometers Then people buy the food
from stores. Total estimated time: About 3 hours Granted that the trucks do use fuel to
travel and create smoke, they still don't
take up as much oil or create as much
smoke as the plane or the ship and it
doesn't travel for a long time too. THE END! Created by: Shaibal
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