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Agro-industrialization


Identify the effects of agro-industrialization and changes in international production and consumption on the physical environment

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Agro-industrialization


Identify the effects of agro-industrialization and changes in international production and consumption on the physical environment

 
 

Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife.

Agro-industrialisation or industrial agriculture is the form of modern farming that refers to the industrialised production of livestock, poultry, fish and crops. 

 

 
 

reading

  1. Read pp 92-94 HL Book (Guinness).
  2. List the characteristics of this type of farming (p 92).
  3. Name 3 global areas where agro-industrialisation occurs (p 93)
  4. Read pp 94-97 HL Book (Guinness)
  5. List the main environmental impacts of agro-industrialisation.
 
 

CASE STUDY - PALM OIL IN INDONESIA

 
An oil palm plantation in Sabah province, Borneo.

An oil palm plantation in Sabah province, Borneo.

Palm oil fruit is harvested in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

Palm oil fruit is harvested in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

 
 

why is palm oil found in so many products?

Click on the image and find out why palm oil is used in different products

Click on the image and find out why palm oil is used in different products

 
 

international production and consumption of palm oil

  1. Describe the global supply and demand of palm oil. Your answer should be in the form of a short paragraph and contain named places and data
 
 

environmental impacts of palm oil

 
 

PRACTICE EXAM QUESTION

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Environmental Consequences


Discuss the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material

Environmental Consequences


Discuss the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material

 
 

deepwater horizon sinking

 
 

global demand for oil

 
 

case study: deepwater horizon oil spill 2010

CONTEXT

 

Deepwater Horizon Blowout Animation

 

environmental effects

stephen fry and the great american oil spill

 
 
 
 

fracking

  1. Draw a picture illustrating the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
  2. List environmental consequences
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Food miles


Examine the concept of food miles and the environmental consequences of increasing volumes of air freight

Food miles


Examine the concept of food miles and the environmental consequences of increasing volumes of air freight

food miles: the distance food travels from the farm where it is produced to the plate of the final consumer

List the environmental consequences of food miles.

 

SKILLS

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Describe the changes in world air freight transport between 1975 and 2015. (3 marks) 

 

environmental consequences

  1. List the types of impact in the document
  2. Add two bullet points to each type
 

evaluation

tl;dr: Information on food miles to be added to labels on food in Tesco supermarket (UK). However, the embodied energy in food miles is notoriously difficult to calculate.

Read the article and create a mind map showing the problems of calculating food miles.