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Food Production in Europe Webquest Name___________________ Pd.

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http://www.foe.co.uk/learning/news/food_for_thought.html
Answer the questions below. Remember that you do not have to read and
understand every word to find the answers. Think about the kind of information
you are looking for and scan the site for key words and numbers.

1. What percentage of our food comes from supermarkets? 75%

2. Over the past 20 years what has happened to the average distance that food travels? It has doubled

3. What must British farmers do to compete with other countries? They are forced to sell their products
at a lower price. Some cant even make a living growing food anymore.

4. What is the effect of importing food on the climate? The burning of fuel can cause a change in climate

http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/factsheets/food_farming.pdf
(All the answers are on pages 1-6 of this document)

1. What percentage of the UK population was employed in farming in 1939? 15%

2. What percentage of the UK population was employed in farming in 2000? 2%

3. What percentage of money spent in a supermarket goes to the person who
produced the food? 10 pence

4. What do over 50% of our fruit and vegetables contain? Pesticide Residue

5. What problems are caused by excessive consumption of highly produced foods? Obesity Problems

6. In 2000 what percentage of government subsidies went to intensive farming? 80%
Food Production in Europe Webquest Name___________________ Pd.________

7. In 2000 what percentage of government subsidies went to environmental
improvements in farming? 8%

8. What are the effects of intensive farming on the environment? It is destroying some of the
environment

9. What percentage of Europeans do not want to eat GM food? 70%

10. Do scientists know the long-term health effects of GM food? No