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The video asks and answers the question - how much of the food we eat is Canadian and does it matter? According to Hellmanns, the amount of fruits and vegetables we import and the variety of food imports has risen dramatically. It matters because the result of increased food imports is loss of small farms, loss of farmnland, and loss of nutritional value.
The answer proposed is 'the slow food movement' - choose Canadian. If we (consumers) demand it they (food retailers) wll supply it .
May serve as an introducton to a variety of issues in a number of subject areas. Some suggestion
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|Consideration of Alternative Perspectives||Good|
The video is a Hellman's commercial and the reasons for Hellmanns championing eatin locally is not clear and ths might be something students would be asked to investigate as a study in bias reporting. is the message valid even if the messenger has a vested interest in its promotion?
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|Multiple Dimensions of Problems & Solutions||Good|
The issue of imported versus local foods represents a case study in sustainable development. Economic considerations (the well being of local farmwers), environmental implications (increased carbon emmissions, loss of farmland and increase urbanization), and social factors (health of Canadians and fate of farm families) must be part of any discussion of the issue.
|Multiple Dimensions of Problems & Solutions: |
Effectively addresses the environmental, economic and social dimensions of the issue(s) being explored.
|Respects Complexity||Poor/Not considered|
|Respects Complexity: |
The complexity of the problems/issues being discussed is respected.
|Acting on Learning||Poor/Not considered|
|Acting on Learning: |
Learning moves from understanding issues to working towards positive change — in personal lifestyle, in school, in the community, or for the planet
|Empathy & Respect for Humans||Poor/Not considered|
|Empathy & Respect for Humans: Empathy and respect are fostered for diverse groups of humans (including different genders, ethnic groups, sexual preferences, etc.).|
|Personal Affinity with Earth||Poor/Not considered|
|Personal Affinity with Earth: |
Encourages a personal affinity with -the natural world.
|Locally-Focused Learning||Poor/Not considered|
|Locally-Focused Learning: |
Includes learning experiences that take advantage of issues/elements within the local community.
|Past, Present & Future||Poor/Not considered|
|Past, Present & Future: Promotes an understanding of the past, a sense of the present, and a positive vision for the future.|