Today we watched a video about food miles.
Afterwards we discussed the video.
Lucy: They were Scottish. In Scotland there are lots of farms.
Griff: It looks kind of like where my grandfather lives.
Griff: The video was about food miles, like how far food has to go to get to your plate.
Siena: And you should try to buy local food, like from a market or something.
Johnny: What's local?
Frankie: It means like from the country you are in.
Pieter: Because if you buy food from, like, United States or somewhere it has to go a long way.
Griff: And that's bad for the environment.
Arwyn: Because it causes pollution.
Griff: In the other video, they were on a ship and that's bad for the environment. Because it causes pollutions and stuff.
Johnny: And if vegetables have to go on a ship or something they might go bad.
Griff: And if they go rotten, it's just a waste of money and things.
Arwyn: And the fish fingers went through so many machines and things, which is not good, for the environment.
Frankie: Also, it's not so healthy, because at the factory they probably put lots of salt and things but if you eat fish from the sea then you can just add a little salt. Also, it was deep fried, which is not healthy.
Pieter: And if you eat fish, you can eat one fish, but they use lots of fish to make fish fingers and waste lots.
Aubrey: And if they catch lots of fish, then there won't be so many fish. And the animals who eat them will die.
Arywn: And the animals that eat those animals will also die, because it's a cycle.
Pieter: Yes, it's a cycle and the cycle would stop.
Siena: We can buy stuff that comes from Malaysia, because Malaysia is close to Singapore and there won't be so many food miles.
Griff: Or India. India has farms.
Frankie: From countries that are close.