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William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

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Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

EU Common Agricultural Policy - video lesson 6

Here is an interesting short (3 minute) video on You Tube about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP):
Watch the video and then answer these questions:
1) How much land in Europe is used for agriculture?
2) How much money will be spent on the CAP from 2014-2020?
3) 75% of global food comes from how many plant and animal species?
4) How much meat did the average EU citizen eat in 2011?
5) How much water is required for 1kg of beef?

What do you think about the CAP? Should it be reformed? How?
Let us know what you think!

Answers below!

1) 40%
2) 371.72 Euros (37% of the budget)
3) 12 plant and 5 animal species
4) 85.7kg
5) 15,500 litres

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