From the Seed to the Super Market
Here are some fast facts for you to consider.
- 1 in 7 Canadians work in the agri-foods system.
- The agri-foods system results in $94.7 billion in sales each year.
- On average Canadians spend $123.76 per week on food.
Your task is to create an informative poster that details the production of a specific food
type grown in Canada. You must describe the type of farm that your crop is grown on.
Be sure to include the following:
- Is the farm intensive or extensive?
- What type of herbicides and pesticides are used?
- What type of farm equipment is needed?
- What is the growing season of the crop?
- What part of Canada does the crop grow in?
- What are the conditions needed for this crop to grow? (i.e. soil type,
climate, moisture level, etc.)
Once you have researched your crop you will need to go one step further. Explain how
the crop is turned into a product that you can buy in the super market. Be sure to
include the following:
- Where does the farmer sell the product and to whom does he/she sell it?
- How is the crop transported?
- Once the crop is transported to a processing plant what exactly
happens to it. In other words how is it turned into the product that you
see at the super market?
After you have completed all of your research create a poster that will describe the
entire process to you audience. The poster will need to include the following:
- Succinct facts that describe the process.
- Pictures – drawn, printed from the computer or cut out of a magazine
I will be marking your project using the following criteria:
- Information – 15 marks
- Pictures – 10 marks
- Neatness – 5 marks
- Presentation – 5 marks
- Total – 35 marks