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Eat the Seasons
Transcript of Eat the Seasons
Where in the world?
To learn about where our food comes from
To understand carbon footprint
To learn how they can be more sustainable
Raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals
Local and Seasonal
Does not harm the environment
Safe for workers
Provides a pay to the farmer
supports and enhances communities
All will be able to identify the origins of particular ingredients
Most will put together story board showing the journey of a banana
Some will be able to identify ways they could be more sustainable
INVESTIGATE A NATIONAL FAVOURITE DISH
Why should we try and be sustainable?
Our planet is in jeopardy because of the
way we grow and catch our food
Making informed decisions about our food
can benefit our planet and our health
Some food has a long trail from source to plate
building up air miles and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
-the shorter the trail, the better
Growing our own food is easy and fun!
What is a Food Mile?
The miles clocked up when food we cannot grow in the U.K. or is out of season, travels a long to get to
How food miles can be a good thing!
Fair trade is about:
Better working conditions
Fair terms of trade
for farmers and workers in the developing world
On your tables, write down 1 benefit and 1 problem with food traveling a long way to get to our homes
On your tables, discuss what you think...
A banana's journey
to our fruit bowl
Grown on a tree
in Costa Rica.
Picked by the plantation workers
Transported from the
...to the shipping yard
where they are stored
in cool containters
Shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.K.
transported by lorry
to the supermarket
where customers buy
them and take them home
normally by car or bus
Record the journey of Barry the Banana from plantation to our homes
Why do we buy some ingredients
from so far away?
Ways to be more sustainable...
Buy more British food
Buy more local food
Grow your own vegetables / fruit
Use local shops rather than
travelling to bigger supermarkets.
Buy food in less packaging
If 1 banana is 30p
how do you think this is
The shops/ supermarkets
Importer and ripener
What do all of these people have to think about?
South East Asia