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What is the UN population prediction by 2050

10 billion

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What is the problem of importing previously locally sourced food?

Consumers no longer know the footprint of the food- they lack perfect knowledge

3

How has higher incomes affected consumer patterns?

Increased production of meat, coffee, plastic

4

How much meat was produced in 2013?

308 million tonnes

5

What does localism try to achieve?

Achieves more locally produced and consumed goods, local control of the government, promotion of local history and local culture and local identity.

6

What is a transition town?

A community project that tries to tackle oil, climate change and economic instability by creating local groups.

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What is industrial symbiosis?

When you match the waste of one industry to another.

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What is the purpose of a transition town?

Ability to maintain normal patterns without causing environmental disturbance.

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How do transition towns try to combat the risk of a global financial crisis affecting them?

They aim to create complementary currencies.

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What is the cost of local sourcing for a consumer?

Goods can be very expensive especially for those on lower incomes.

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What is the cost of local sourcing for a producer?

Less demand for imports, poorer countries suffer a lack of demand so economic development is hindered e.g. Ivory Coast

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What is the cost of local sourcing for the environment?

Need to mimic conditions in a green house. Good has a larger carbon footprint compared to imported goods.

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What is the benefit of local sourcing for a consumer?

Using organic methods can reduce pesticide usage which has health benefits.

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What is the benefit of local sourcing for a producer?

UK farmers move up the value chain.

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What is the benefit of local sourcing for the environment?

People can reduce their carbon footprint.