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KS3 You are what you eat

Local and Global Citizenship Unit - The cost of our food

Organic Food

What is organic food? Using the websites below, ask pupils to find five facts about organic food.

Collate the class information. Watch the following news clip.  What evidence is there that organic foods are better for you?

Listen to the following audio clips about organic farming and conventional farming.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of organic food/farming?

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Hot seating activity

A single ‘hot seat’ is placed facing the rest of the group arranged in a semi-circle.  Pupils take on a role relevant to the debate, for example, for/against organic food or the view of consumer, a shopkeeper etc when they sit in the ‘hot seat’.  The rest of the group make up challenging questions for them.

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