The Environmental and Ethical factors

Ethical factors – are things that can be seen as morally
right. For example, buying fair trade food which provides farmers with better
working conditions.

Some environmental and ethical factors are:

Fair trade food production aims to provide fair
prices and better working conditions for farmers and farm workers.
Farm assured means that the farms and food companies
meet high standards of food safety and hygiene, animal welfare and
environmental protection.
Food miles means the distance that food travels from
where it is grown to where it is bought. This is an environmental concern
because of the CO2 emissions
from transport.
Free range is a method of farming where animals are
allowed to roam freely.
Genetically modified food is grown with genetic manipulation
technology. Some people consider this a risk to the environment and choose
GM-free products.
Organic foods have been grown without the use of
chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Seasonal foods means foods that are in season.
Choosing these reduces food miles
Sustainability is food production that aims to preserve
the world’s natural resources for future generations.


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