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1. Describe the food item, where it came from (check the label or sticker) and use this calculator to determine how far it has travelled to reach your table. http://www.organiclinker.com/food-miles.cfm.
1. List the food item. The food items I have chosen are almonds. Almonds are members of the Rosaceae (rose) family, along with many other tree fruits such as peaches, apples, pears, plums, cherries, and apricots. Within the genus Prunes, almond is most closely related to the peach, and the two crops share the subgenus Amygdales.
2. Where did it come from? Almond and related species are native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East (Pakistan eastward to Syria and Turkey). The almond and its close relative, the peach, probably evolved from the same ancestral species in south-central Asia.
3. How far has it travelled? Assuming the almonds seed is not wild and has traveled from its original country Syria. From Syria to the United States, California to be exact, it would take approximately 8543miles.
2. How does this vast movement of food from one nation to another benefit developing nations? Are there benefits to developed or wealthy nations?
The trade for almonds across country to another country is somewhat insane since we grow almonds here in the States locally. In this case, if we were to ship almonds across country, Another country could benefit from this purchase by trading a good that is limited or scarce in their country. This develops benefits for countries when utilizing the trade system.
3. There is an “eat local” initiative developing throughout the US and Europe. What are the benefits to buying fresh, local foods? Are there drawbacks? (Use the internet and the library resources to help you form your opinion.)
There are a lot of benefits in regards to buying fresh local foods. The less distance there is between your food and your…...

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