Environment Essay

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What is the environmental cost your meal? Name: ___________________ Part 1: Article: Organic Food Miles Take Toll On Environment Science Daily (June 7, 2007) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070606113311.htm 1. According to this article, buying organic is a good thing for your health. However, organic is not always best for the environment. Why not? 2. What is a food mile? 3. Which two organic fruits/veggies are transported further than their conventionally (non-organic) grown counterparts? 4. To help the environment, should shoppers buy locally grown fruit or organic fruit grown in Ecuador? Explain. Part 2: Examine the ‘true cost’ of 2 foods that are probably a part of your daily diet. Use the following website to research two food items you eat often. http://www.foodroutes.org/blcsheets.jsp#cost |Food |Average price |Mileage (Where is |Social Impact |Environmental impact |What you can do | | |today |it grown?) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

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