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    • Globalization Food and farming Manu Baumann
    • 1. Introduction
      • Today it is possible to eat fresh food every day everywhere in the world
      • Big business has grown (food industry)
      • benefit – problem
      • LEDCs = less developed countries
      • MEDCs = economically developed countries
    • in LECDs
    • in MEDCs
    • 2. The problem of food-miles
      • Have you ever thought how far your food has travelled before you eat it?
      • Distance of travel = Food-miles
      • We can reduce food-miles
      • by eating local food
    • 3. Staple food
      • When you buy a loaf of bread, the wheat in it could have come from any of the wheat producing countries:
    • 4. Supply and Demand
      • When the demand for food is greater then the supply from farmers, the price is higher.
      • Protection of the farmers from price variations by the governments
    • 5. Globalization and Free Trade
      • Early trade was local; still is today in LEDCs
      • Trade gradually expanded as the population of Europe grew
      • Europe became dependent on import of food (up to World War II)
      • Governments created different types of incentives and barriers:
      • Tariffs: when a food product is imported a tariff is paid to the government
      • Import quotas: the government regulates the quantity of import
      • Subsidies: the government pays the farmer for growing specific crops
    • Discussion Point: We should ask ourselves if food and farming companies have too much power in the local marketplace?
    • Thank you for listening Any questions?