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GCSE Food supply OVERVIEW

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Non-seasonal produce
Seasonal produce that normally is only available when it is grown but is now available all year round thanks to globalisation and transport
Food supply
Amount of food energy needed to survive.
Supermarkets
Have grown in importance in the UK and control large parts of the food supply
Kenya
An example of a producer of non seasonal produce such as strawberries and flowers
Food miles
The distance a food travels from its site of production to the consumer, increases with non-seasonal food
Prior to WW2
More of the food of the food consumed in the UK would have been home grown and seasonal with some exotic exceptions
Food preservation methods
Such as canning, bottling, making jams etc. to preserve food for use out of season
350 tonnes
of vegetables and cut flowers each night ready to be sold next day in UK supermarkets
Horticulture
Farming that involves growing fruit, flowers and vegetables
Kenyan Horticulture
employs about 70,000 Kenyans directly
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