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Definitions

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Definitions

  1. 1. THE GEOGRAPHY OF STUFF DEFINITIONS
  2. 2. PRODUCER <ul><li>A producer is a WORKER who makes goods – like a guitar or mobile phone - for other people to buy and enjoy. </li></ul>
  3. 3. This work can be… <ul><li>1. AGRICULTURE </li></ul><ul><li>(growing food) </li></ul><ul><li>2. MANUFACTURING </li></ul><ul><li>(making and assembling products) </li></ul><ul><li>3. SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>(Providing a service such as legal advice and creative arts like music and film-making) </li></ul>
  4. 4. CONSUMER <ul><li>A consumer is someone who PURCHASES and ENJOYS the use of commodities: items including manufactured goods – like a computer - or food. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Definitions of ‘Consumer’ <ul><li>… can be widened to also include the purchase and or / enjoyment of music, film and TV, art, leisure , tourism and professional services. </li></ul>
  6. 6. FOOD MILES <ul><li>This is a measure of how far food has traveled to reach a consumer. </li></ul><ul><li>Some food is produced locally and may only travel a few miles. </li></ul><ul><li>However, most supermarkets buy food from far-away places, such as asparagus from South America which travels 1000s of miles to the UK. </li></ul>
  7. 7. CARBON FOOTPRINT <ul><li>This is a measure of how much carbon dioxide is used e.g. by transporting a product from one place to another. Carbon Dioxide is released when fuel is burned and for this reason it is better for the environment if we avoid consuming food and goods with a high carbon footprint. This is because too much carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere is causing it to slowly heat up. </li></ul>

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