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David Nisbet

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of Food

The Environment and Food Agriculture in Canada The Changing Farm In 1867, 82% of Canadians lived in rural areas. More people worked in agriculture than in any other industry
Today, 80% of Canadians live in urban areas Mechanization
Science Pg. 301 Fig. 24-10 Due to: Where does our food come from?

What are the environmental implications?

What are the social implications?

Alternatives 1 Organic Produced according to specific standards
Cannot be genetically modified
Animals reared without the use of genetic growth hormones or excessive antibiotics
Cannot use synthetic pesticides
2 Vegetarianism and Veganism Follow a plant-based diet
Chosen for animal welfare, concerns over environmental sustainability of industrial meat production, religious reasons, human welfare (labour), etc. 3 100-Mile Diet Meant to reduce ecological footprint
Connects local farmers with consumers
Aims to promote local food security 4 Slow Food Movement Meant to preserve local cuisine
Promotes farming practices suited to the local environment
Establishment of seedbanks
Encourages small-scale processing
Educating about fast food, agri-business, and monoculture
Issue of limited farmland
-QEW and Niagara peninsula
-Vancouver and the ALR Checking in... Write your name at the top of the
card and answer the following questions
regarding the topics of ecological footprint
and water. 1. What has been the easiest idea to understand?

2. Is there a part of the material that you find
difficult to understand? If so, explain which

3. What are you curious to know more about? 1. What is something you learned today?

2. Is there something that was confusing?
What was it?
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