Farm and Food Trends

Which of the SPARK questions below could you find out more about? Use these questions to help you focus your research and find information.

How does the trend toward fewer and larger farms affect the food choices we have?


Does technology help or hinder the trend toward local and organic agricultural products?


What evidence is there to show the trend toward locally-produced foods?


What evidence is there to show trends in the ways that agricultural products and foods are distributed and sold?


THINK ABOUT what you know about the location, type and size of farms in or close to your community. Identify the animals and/or plants these farms raise or grow. Describe the technologies you think you would find on these farms. Consider how you would describe a traditional or locally produced or organic food product.