Sustainability//Food Danny, thomas, emily, maddie

Non Organic and Organic Produce - Danny Petric

Vegetables

Organic - Organic vegetables grow freely in farms and in open areas where they don't use harmful chemicals, and materials, which make the food taste better than non organic vegetables. Prices for organic vegetables are greater than non organic as they produce significantly less amounts. This process is more slower than non organic vegetables as they don't use chemicals to quicken the process.

Non-Organic - Non organic vegetables contain chemicals and other harmful materials to make the food live longer and taste better. The companies the produce non organic vegetables produce more at a quicker rate the organic as the materials they use quickens the process of growing

Fresh Produce From Local Farms

Vegetable Factory Farming

Factories in Japan, China are starting to build mega factories that are growing fresh produce of vegetables, as the demand of food is increasing because of the population. As in 2050 it is estimated that the worlds population would exceed nine billion. The normal method of growing vegetables needs the right weather, sunshine and correct temperature. From this new technology, they are able to produce fruit and vegetable at a faster rate, and can cope with the vast demand of produce. With this technology, problems can be fixed such as

Recyclable water

More Produce Created

More Land For Other Uses

Modern Japanese Factory Farming

Fruit- Thomas Jones

Organic Fruit

Organic fruit is grown without the use of growth hormones or any kind of hormone. They are better to eat as it doesn't contain growth hormones, meaning it is often fresher. Organic produce is better for the environment as no chemicals are used. They are juicier and contain less pesticides. The organic fruit is also fresher, as no chemicals are used to make these fruits last longer, meaning they have to be sold and consumed quicker.

Non Organic Fruit

Non organic fruit contains harmful growth hormones which speeds up the process so companies are able to create more produce at a faster rate. This affects the taste of the product. Non organic fruit does not cost as much as organic fruit as companies are able to create more at a faster rate than organic businesses. Non organic fruit is cheaper to buy as it can be easily chemically enhanced to last longer, grow faster and grow more.

Caged And Free Ranged Eggs - Emily

Caged chickens spend their whole lives in poor conditions and are not given the freedom to see sunlight and are fed on a diet of corn waste and chemicals. As hens reach laying age they are put into cages with about 100,000 others. Wire floors of these cages slopes down on an angle preventing the hens from sitting properly and their feet often become deformed as a result. The tips of their beaks are cut or burnt off to try and prevent them doing any damage to the other birds caged right beside them. However caged eggs still continue to be popular as it is the cheaper and easier option. A way to help stop factory farming for chickens is to buy free range eggs so production slows down as they make less money, it also influences people around you to go for the free range option. Although it may be slightly more expensive it helps tremendously for free range farmers.

Factory Farming - Maddie

Factory farming is known as the top form of animal cruelty in the world. In most of Australia it's legal to cut off any body parts on a conscious, healthy animal. As well as having the right to keep a mother pig in such a confined space they can't turn around for months, the unsanitary conditions are horrifying to imagine. Nowadays, factory farming has gotten so bad that 2/3 animals in the world are factory farmed and each of the chemicals they consume, we consume too. These can be antibiotics to prevent diseases, hormone stimulating drugs and antibiotics to maximise the food output. Confining so many animals in one area produces more waste than the surrounding land can handle. As a result, factory farms are associated with various environmental hazards, such as water, land and air pollution.

Smart Shopping: Advice Thomas

When shopping for fruit and vegetables, look at the back of the shelf as the fresh produce is often found at the back in an attempt to sell more of the older produce.

Look at the tag on the produce or ask someone to determine if the produce is organic. Another way to find out is looking at the price, as non organic is often cheaper.

Avoid buying factory farmed meat and eggs as the animals producing these have been put under brutal conditions.

Aim to buy free range eggs as the chickens producing these are free. Also, if enough people buy free range we may be able to eradicate factory farmed eggs.

Avoid buying things with plastic and avoid taking plastic bags as this is unsustainable and bad for the environment as it takes a long time to decompose and animals may choke on it.

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