003 - Degradation from raw material production - Part 3
Examine (AO3) the concept of food miles and the environmental consequence of increasing volumes of air freight.
- 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.
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.
- Write down all the environmental issues that are raised concerning the impact of food miles.
- Why is the issue of food miles unclear?
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.
The Independent - Food Miles the true cost of putting imported food on your plate
Sustainable Development Opinion
Environmental Impact of Air Cargo
The Environmental Impacts of Freight - pages 19-21
Planet Geography by Codrington Chapter 15 pages 659-663
Exam Style Questions
Discuss the environmental impact of increasing use of air freight. (10 marks)