You should have read Guinness p 92 to 131


  • Identify the effects of agro-industrialization and changes in international production and consumption on the physical environment. (review from Food and Health and Core unit 2)

Define agro-industrialisation

Giving examples, what changes have happened in agro-industrialisation production and consumption

Further development 14:00 to end

  •  Discuss the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material. (Sustainable Fisheries and Coral Reef CS form Coast unit, BP oil spill is also possible here.)

What are the environmental consequences of:

  • overfishing
  • over irrigation
  • overexploitation of agricultural land
  • increasing development
  • dependency on oil – in agriculture

  • Examine the concept of food miles and the environmental consequences of increasing volumes of air freight.

Watch 2:00 to 15:00 of crop to shop

  • What are the costs and benefits of growing Scottish potatoes in Egypt?
  • What does this say about food miles? What is the difference between food miles and carbon footprint?

  • Airfreight has shifted in recent years from traditional tropical products (fruits) to more expensive and time-constrained fish and spices (source and CS) – Explain why?
  • What are the environmental consequences of increased airfreight?

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Rest of class: Past paper 3 questions Exercise

If you finish early, read Windsor p. 47 – 57 for tomorrow.