We live in a world where geographic boundaries cease to exist when it comes to goods services and even food. We think nothing of having freshly squeezed orange juice or kiwis for breakfast even if we live in New York City with 10-inches of snow on the ground in the middle of January. We live in an age where everything and anything is available for consumption year-round at your local grocery store. Convenience comes with potentially major ecological and economic impacts that are both positive and negative. For example the coffee you drink may come from beans imported from Columbia the sugar you use may come from India or the steaks you sear on the grill may have come from Argentina. How much fuel was spent transporting these products across the ocean? Were any pesticides used? If so was it done in a sustainable fashion? Were forests cleared to make room for grazing herds or larger agricultural fields? These are just a few of the many questions we should be asking ourselves when we make our selections at the grocery storeExplore the following resources in the Kaplan Library along with the link from the United States Department of Agriculture to learn more about the foods we rely on and the variety of ways in which we can acquire them.Roosevelt M. (2006). The Lure of the 100-Mile Diet. Time 167(24) 78.Cosier S. (2007). The 100-Mile Diet. E: The Environmental Magazine 18(5) 42.Cooper C. (2007). 100 miles and counting. Food In Canada 67(3) 7.Macpherson C. (2007). You are where you eat. Ascent Magazine (33) 46.Source: United States Department of Agriculture. (2012). The people s garden. Retrieved fromhttp://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=PEOPLES_GARDENFor this assignment you will write an essay in which you analyze a meal provided to you by your instructor in the weekly announcement. Address the following questions as you write your assignment.This essay should be a minimum of 1000-words in APA style format. Provide appropriate citations and references for any information you use in this paper. Your paper should include a minimum of five sources. These can include those provided within the project directions and the course materials. Be sure to avoid copying and pasting large sections of text from any given source. For help with citations refer to the APA Quick Reference.Be sure your essay analysis is clearly written uses correct grammar punctuation and spelling and that the writing is well ordered logical unified as well as original and insightful.

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