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Do you know how much energy it takes to prepare your dinner? You may think eating fish fingers is as easy as popping them under the grill, but just how much energy was involved in their manufacture? 'Supervalue' begins with ocean fishing and follows the process through transport, manufacturing, assembly, refrigeration, transport, storage in supermarket, purchase, refrigeration, cooking and then finally to its decomposition.
Food miles and Carbon Dioxide
Student resources (UK based)
Food miles (or food kilometres) describe the distance that food is transported as it travels from producer to consumer.
Food miles mapping
A mapping lesson that focuses on food transportation