Sustainable Food Practices Essay

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Task 1
Investigation into sustainable Food Practices
Task 1
Investigation into sustainable Food Practices

By Tayler Cooper and Nicole Douglas
By Tayler Cooper and Nicole Douglas

Sustainable Food Practices- Environmental
Introduction
Sustainable food practises are actions that can be taken to improve the provision and consumption of sustainable foods. The three points that will be discussed regarding the environmental issue is the desalination plants that are being constructed around Australia, monoculture and the use of pesticides in growing foods. Monoculture is the practice of growing one crop continuously over one area and desalination is the removal of salt and other minerals from saline water.
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* Many types of pests ( this includes weeds and insects) * Can make you sicker as some pesticides are harmful * A lot healthier to grow organically * Not sustainable for a long period of time. It all depends on the type of pesticide used. Growing organically is healthier and provides a much better taste

Conclusion
Sustainable practices can make food healthier for people and the planet as it is eliminating the hazards from what we, the consumer, eat. It also provides a healthier environment for crops to grow and regrow in. It can also help to make the planet and the people healthier as a whole.

Bibliography

1. Appprecautionaryprinciple.wordpress.com (2011) Environmentally Sustainable Food Practices. « APP Advocate Precautionary Principle. [online] Available at: http://appprecautionaryprinciple.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/environmentally-sustainable-food-practices/ [Accessed: 7 Mar 2012]. 2. Ecifm.rdg.ac.uk (1997) Monoculture. [online] Available at: http://www.ecifm.rdg.ac.uk/monoculture.htm [Accessed: 7 Mar 2012]. 3. En.wikipedia.org (2008) Monoculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoculture [Accessed: 7 Mar 2012]. 4. En.wikipedia.org (2009) Pesticide - Wikipedia,
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