Have Food, Will Travel (1 of 3)

Unit 5: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Lesson 1 of 24

Objective: Students will be able to: 1) explain why food travels over long distances and 2) cite evidence from the local community for why a global food system is necessary.

Big Idea: The food consumed during a typical New York City dinner may have traveled over 10,000 cumulative miles. How might we use our understanding of the costs and benefits of global food distribution to identify aspects of the food system to redesign?

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Science, human impact, Food miles, engineering design thinking
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