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Food Production in Europe Webquest Name___________________ Pd.

________
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?
grown
3. What must British farmers do to compete with other countries?
Lower pices
4. What is the effect of importing food on the climate?
Bacteria
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? 75

4. What do over 50% of our fruit and vegetables contain?
pestisides
5. What problems are caused by excessive consumption of highly produced foods?
500 millon in water polution
6. In 2000 what percentage of government subsidies went to intensive farming?

Food Production in Europe Webquest Name___________________ Pd.________
7. In 2000 what percentage of government subsidies went to environmental?
Improvements in farming?

8. What are the effects of intensive farming on the environment?

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

10. Do scientists know the long-term health effects of GM food?