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The Story of Food

Secondary

Description

The Story of Food begins by showing how our food has changed significantly over the last 50 years and the issues that we now face because of those changes:

  • Less nutrition in current food supply due to processing and genetic engineering
  • Distance our food travels
  • Less variety of seeds & crops
  • Soils and water supplies are polluted with pesticides
  • Food being grown for fuel supply

At the end of the video, the authors give a few simple suggestions on what can be done to turn this around, such as buying local and organic products. Links are provided on the side menu to further explore some of the issues mentioned in the video.

General Assessment

Strengths

This is a current and well-made video that students will find engaging as the ideas move along quickly, and although the subject matter might be quite serious, it is presented in a light, fun manner. There is significant background information included on several of the topics mentioned in the video.

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This video could be used in a variety of ways. It would serve well as an introduction about food and where it comes from, its quality, and the costs (environmental, social, economic) of producing food.

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Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (1)

    • Biodiversity
  • Food & Agriculture (3)

    • Conventional Farming
    • Food Security
    • Local Food