Home    What's new    Search    Contact Us   Sign in / Register
· You are here: Home • Our work • Schools and education » • School Members Area » • Global perspectives, geopolitics and development »
About us Our work What's on Geography today Press & Media News Join us
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography
An introduction to Superpower Geographies
A new recipe for economic development
A Shrinking World
Aid and influence
Arab awakening
Baby steps for China
Building a nation: South Sudan one year on
Building BRICS
Cars: The global business of Britain is back on track
Celebrating new appropriate technology
China and North Korea: Regional economic cooperation
Chocolate spread over
Credit Crunch Geography
Factors influencing the success of pastoral farming in developing countries
Fast Food Farmers
Fast Food Geography
Follow the thing: Papaya
Geography, power and the Olympics
Global flows
Global motorization, social ecology and China
Global production networks
Hello South Sudan
India - Change and challenge for a new superpower
Inequality and its management
Kinky boots
Life transitions and care in sibling-headed households affected by AIDS in Tanzania and Uganda
Making music in the global economy
Measuring International Corruption and its Impacts
Rio+20: A global evaluation of sustainable development
Supermarket Sweep
Surfs up!
The BRICs are coming: Will Brazil ever arrive?
The Congo Wars: geography NOT in the news
The Deepwater Horizon, the Mavi Marmara, and the dynamic zonation of ocean space
The geography of gold
The horsemeat scandal and other food geographies
Two views on the growth of China
The Nicaraguan trans-oceanic canal
International Women’s Day 2017
The US presidential election 2016
What is Brexit? The UK and EU relationship 2017

The horsemeat scandal and other food geographies

March 2013

The recent revelation about horsemeat unknowingly making its way onto British plates has raised questions about where our food comes from and how exactly it reaches us. Indeed, many consumers have sought to develop a greater knowledge of their food, turning to local butchers that can trace their produce from ‘field to fork’

The horsemeat scandal and other food geographies

The worldwide supply of food has a complex geography and provides ample opportunities to examine the networks and flows of globalisation.


AQA – A2 level, unit 3 (Development and Globalisation) Provides case studies of TNCs and their spatial organisation

Edexcel – AS level, unit 1 (Going Global) Can be used to support teaching of ‘global networks’ and ‘global challenges for the future’

OCR – A2 level, unit F763 (Globalisation/Economic Issues) Allows for the study of global trade patterns and the impacts of these for LEDCs and MEDCs alike. Could also be used to teach the supply of resources.

WJEC – A2 level, unit G3 (Globalisation) Illustrates the processes globalisation, taking into account economic, environmental and political concepts.

In the Members' Area:

  • The 2013 horsemeat scandal and production networks
  • Follow the Things and commodity chains
  • Drought in the USA and rising food prices

Sign in to read the full article. If you are not already a member you can join us as a School Member or Young Geographer and access our vast library of educational articles.


· Accessibility statement
· Terms and Conditions, and Cookie use
· Contact Webmaster
· Download Adobe Reader
· RGS-IBG is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Bookmark and Share