The "Price" of Today's Food


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This lesson introduces students to the hidden costs (to our
health, the environment, livestock, etc) of mass produced food that
is so prevalent in our society today.  The lesson uses two
articles - one which talks about industrial animal food production,
the other organic and local food vs. industrially grown food.

(Teacher Note:  The author of the articles used in this
lesson, Steven L. Hopp, has many other interesting articles on this
same topic including: "Hungry World", "Oily Food", "Losing the Bug
Arms Race", "Speaking Up", and "The Global Equation".  I came
across these articles in the book, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by
Barbara Kingsolver and found his point of view to be very thought
provoking and educational and like to bring them to my


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    Grade: 9 to 12