003 - Degradation from raw material production - Part 3

Syllabus Point

Examine (AO3) the concept of food miles and the environmental consequence of increasing volumes of air freight.


Key Terminology

  • Examine
  • Food Miles
Define the words above using the 'Command Term' posters in the classroom, your 'Global Interactions' textbook by Guinness and the useful links below.

Useful Links




Activity One - Watch

You have already studied what food miles are within the Food and Health optional unit. For this syllabus point though we need to focus specifically on the environmental consequences. Watch the youtube clip below and answer the two questions.
  1. Write down all the environmental issues that are raised concerning the impact of food miles.
  2. Why is the issue of food miles unclear?


Food Miles





Activity Two - Examine

Discuss the environmental consequences of increased air freight. Remember this could be an essay in the exam so think about the data that is needed to illustrate your thoughts. Re-look at the focus of the syllabus point - environmental consequences so this needs to be the primary aspect that you write about. 





Exam Style Questions


Discuss the environmental impact of increasing use of air freight. (10 marks)