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Question: Do you know where your food comes from? Throughout history, self-sufficiency has been the norm for acquiring food such as grains, meats, fruits, and vegetables.

People and nations grew their own food and traded only on a local level. Today, food trade between nations has intensified, food is shipped thousands of miles across the globe, and world trade in agricultural products exceeds $1 trillion annually.

Choose one of the foods from the following link that you may have in your fridge or pantry:

Complete the following:

List and describe the food item, and include where it came from (check the label or Web site).

Use this calculator to determine how far it has traveled to you. Answer the following questions (use the Internet and CTU library to form your opinions):

How does the vast movement of food from one nation to another benefit or potentially harm developing nations? Are there benefits of importing food to developed or wealthy nations?

There is an "eat local" initiative developing throughout the United States and Europe. What are the benefits to buying fresh, local foods? Are there drawbacks? Do you buy local?

Can you live without the food item you chose? Is there a local substitute available?

Knowing what you do of how global food trade affects the global market and the economies of individual countries, explain your position on buying this food item in the future.

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(1)The cashew nut is the food selected from the list at the web site. Cashew nuts are grown in United States as well, but they are not grown commercially in the country. They are chiefly cultivated in Vietnam and followed by India and so on. My present cashew nut packet in the pantry is found to be imported from India.

Description of the food item: Cashew nut is one of the few fruit crops normally grown from seed. The nut is actually grown outside the actual cashew apple. The cashew nut after removing from the apple will be dried and packed for the consumption.

They can be packed in the packs of the 1 kg and fractions and more. The cashew nut is an unique food with proteins and a number of other valuable energy sources, a 100gm cashew nut sample contain the following items.




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