Topic: Impacts of a Borderless Society

Description This Competency Assessment assesses the following outcome(s):
SC200-3: Employ appropriate scientific ideas and methods to everyday situations.
For this Assignment, you will collect data about different food items. You will then use the information you collected along with any research conducted, to reflect upon how food choices can impact both the environment and the economy.
Go to a major grocery chain store in your area (or online) to research the following items: Salmon filet, Kobe beef steak, truffle oil, onions, potatoes, avocados, bananas, orange juice, cashews, black tea, green tea, or coffee.
Part 1: Data Collection
A table is provided below for your use in order to help you organize the data that you will be collecting. Select two of the items from the shopping list and research the following:
Where was the food item produced?
Approximately how far would the food item have to travel to get to your city/town?
Would this be considered a local food based on the reading (Local foods are ones that are sourced from within 100 miles)?
If the answer to number 3 was no, is there an alternative that you could use as a substitute that is local?
List a minimum of four energy inputs that humans must provide to grow, package/prepare, and transport your food item from where it was produced to the store.
Part 2: Data Analysis
Using the Internet, your textbook or the Purdue Global Library, conduct your own research to learn more about the variety of ways in which food can be acquired:
Anderson, L. (2015). Most Americans Could Eat Locally, Research Shows. Retrieved from https://news.ucmerced.edu/news/2015/most-americans-could-eat-locally-research-shows
Jonathan, K. (2010). Eat Green: Our everyday food choices affect global warming and the environment. Retrieved from https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/eatgreenfs_feb2010.pdf
Think Global, Buy Local: A new study looks at the impact of buying local produce on local economies. (2014). Retrieved from http://foodtank.com/news/2014/04/think-global-buy-local-a-new-study-looks-at-the-impact-of-buying-local-prod
Local & Regional Food Systems. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.sustainabletable.org/254/local-regional-food-systems
Reflect on the data you collected as well as the research that you conducted as you answer the following questions:
Discuss the impacts our food purchases may have on the environment and economy.
Discuss two advantages to purchasing food items that are locally sourced versus those shipped from other areas of the country and from around the world.
Discuss two disadvantages to purchasing food items that are locally sourced versus those shipped from other areas of the country and from around the world.
Minimum Submission Expectations for Part I:
Answers should be presented in the table provided in complete sentences except when specifically asked for a list.
Font size 10 or 12.
Free of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.
No evidence of plagiarism.
Use the APA style for all citations.
Minimum Submission Expectations for Part II:
At least 300 words not counting the questions or reference pages.
Answers should be double spaced, font size 10 or 12.
Use a minimum of three sources (at least one from the PG Library).
Free of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.
No evidence of plagiarism.
Use the APA style for all citations.
Be original and insightful with no more than 10% taken verbatim from any outside sources.

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