Local and Global Citizenship Unit - The cost of our 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?
- BBC News: Organic Food 'better for you' [Windows Media Video]
Listen to the following audio clips about organic farming and conventional farming. What are the advantages and disadvantages of organic food/farming?
- BBC TANDY:Growing Organically: Organic Crop [Flash Audio]
- BBC TANDY:Growing Organically: Organic Crop 2 [Flash Audio]
- BBC TANDY:Growing Organically: Organic Food [Flash Audio]
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.