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1

Conventional farming

Uses chemicals in the form of plant protectants and fertilizers and intensive hormone based practices to breed and raise animals

2

What are some concerns with conventional large scale agriculture practises?

Health concerns associated with the use of pesticides/herbicides and growth hormones
Carbon emissions generated through food production and distribution across countries and continents

3

Local food

is food that is produced within a 100 mil radius

4

Food Miles

Measures the distance a food item travels from producer to consumer

5

Challenges associated with relying on "food miles" to reduce food carbon footprint

- Food miles is a relatively small percentage of the overall footprint of food
- The type of food being eaten may have a bigger influence on carbon emissions
Eg.) eating meat grown locally may have larger emissions than veggies that were grown farther away

6

Benefits of eating local:

- It suppers local/organic farmers which reduces the risk of development on prime agriculture lands