Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The True Cost Of Food


Deforestation -  People Clearing Trees in the forest and land . People cut down trees because they might want to put more houses and then when people buy the house they get the money.
Moderation -  Being within reasonable limits, being Reasonable ??
Environmentally - Helps the environment and keeps the air and water not polluted
Conscious - Aware of others. Safe


“Behind every environmental problem, food is a contributing factor.” How do you think the author will support this statement?
He says that the large demand for food has caused air and water pollution.
Why do you think the author might have written this book.
Maybe so they can tell what is happening in life for him. Maybe he is trying to tell us what is wrong

Greenhouse Gases - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation. Carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons are examples of greenhouse gases.
Methane -It is a  flammable gas which is the main constituent of natural gas. It is the simplest member of the alkane series of hydrocarbons.
Nitrous oxide - a colourless gas with a sweetish odour, prepared by heating ammonium nitrate. It produces exhilaration or anaesthesia when inhaled and is used (mixed with oxygen) as an anaesthetic and as an aerosol propellant.
Large -scale change - involving a large number of people or things, or happening over a large area
How will changes to the way we produce food affect global warming?
We would have less droughts and hurricanes so that means our food we plant will not grow good because it is damaged.

Is bias evident in the author’s perspective. Why/Why not?
yes because she cares more about the world than others
Globalisation - the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.
Carbon Gases -a gas that is produced when people and animals breathe out or when certain fuels are burned and that is used by plants for energy

Should people boycott food produced in other countries? What could be the effect on the economies of the poorer countries if wealthier countries boycotted their food?
No we should not boycott. If wealthier boycotted their food then the poorer will die more easily or starve. The wealthier would get more wealthier and the poorer might be hurt more.

The transportation of strawberries. How would you interpret the textual information visuality?
A family that lives in Canada and buys fresh strawberries from california. The berries are transported into a warehouse and put in a large truck then from the warehouse to the airport in another truck. The berries are loaded on an aeroplane and flown to a major airport. They are put back on a truck and delivered to a main warehouse before loaded on a train which delivers them to another warehouse. They put them back on a truck and took them to a supermarket. The family gets the strawberries and goes home i their car.

What are the repercussions of globalisation of food for people in developing countries?
Repercussion means something bad that happens as a result of an action. WIthout globalisation you would have to find stuff of the road. What would you eat. Well you could import it from another country that has heaps of food but then you would need the money and poor countries couldn’t afford it. If globalisation wasn’t there  then we could save a heap load of fuel. People these days don’t think of what it cost they just think about themselves. People transport them with ships

Flatulence- It is when you are gassy
Ammonia-A type of gas
Hydrogen Sulphide- A poisonous gas that smells like bad eggs.
Algae Bloom- A green mossy type thing like when you do not clean a fish tank you would see algae
Cryptosporidium-a genus of protozoans of the order Coccidia that are parasitic in the gut of many vertebrates including humans and that sometimes cause diarrhea especially in individuals who are immunocompromised

“Animal farming causes approximately 18% of the greenhouse gases emissions that lead to global warming” What evidence can you find to support this statement?
They are flatulence (gassy)  and they belch (burp) which causes large amounts of the greenhouse gases methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. They also produce ammonia, which contributes to acid rain, and hydrogen sulphide, which extinctions on earth and can cause brain damage or death in humans in high doses.”

Emotive Appeal
How has the author used emotive language to persuade you to a particular viewpoint?
It  makes us think that animal farming is a bad thing and they want us to turn against animal farming.
Author Purpose
Do you think the author has used information to manipulate  or influence your ideas about animal farming. Why/Why not?
Yes I do because It says waste and dead zones  the author is trying to influence us to think that animal farming is a really bad thing.

“In the United States, 70% of the antibiotics manufactured are fed to cows”.  Do you accept this statement. Why/Why not. What evidence can you find to support this statement?
I accept this statement because in the text it says “In the United States, 70% of the antibiotics manufactured are fed to cows”. This is my evidence.

Question Generate
What questions do you have about this information?
1. Why has people started to use rain forest as a cattle grazing farm.
2. Why has Lucy told us about all of this.

Author Purpose
It the Author’s presentation of information balanced/ unbalanced. Why/Why not?
The way the Author presented the book and the information was a good way. We have subheading to tell us what is the chapter about and it tells us everything we need to know about it.

Cyanide Poison - a compound of cyanogen with a more electropositive element or group
Ecosystems - a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.

Should destructive fishing practices be banned? Why/Why not? What social action could you take to protest against these wasteful practises?
Yes. i think this because the destructive fishing methods scare and harm the peaceful animals of the sea. You could protest. Right letters to people and send them. Make posters and put them up around the place/ community.

What can you infer about the commercial operators who use harmful methods of fishing?
They don’t really care that much about what they are doing to the environment. Whatever they do like if the make a specie endangered they don’t care as long as they get what they want when they want it.

Visual Features
How could you interpret the information on destructive fishing methods in visual summary?
I could see a line getting pulled in. On the line is things like big fish with hooks in their mouth. The fisherman just throw it away. They don’t think what could happen they stand on anyone/anything to get what they want.

Sustainable Seafood - Sustainable seafood is seafood that is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of the oceans. It was first promoted through the sustainable seafood movement which began in the 1990s

Reader Response
What feelings were evoked by the information in this chapter?
I felt upset because they don't really care about the world.
Also I felt like I should think more about the food that I eat because if you eat heaps

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