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International Trade and Trade Between States

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You are eating a fruit salad that contains the following ingredients: bib lettuce, bananas, apples, coconut, kiwi, mango, avocado, figs, and almonds. Make a list or each item in your salad and their countries of origin. Include why each fruit grows well in that particular area. Then, search the Internet to determine what crops are grown in the Washington D.C. area (if any).

How many items in your salad were locally grown?

How dependent on international trade and trade between states are we?

Discuss the impact of the movement of food around the world.

Thank you.

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1. How many items in your salad were locally grown?

Bib Lettuce - locally grown

Bananas -imported from Central and South America.

Apple - grown in some parts of United Sates

Coconut - The coconut palm is common in tropical regions all over the world. The nut is covered in a fibrous outer coating on the tree and all parts of the tree are useful, the trunks for timber, the leaves for thatch, the fibrous husk produces coir - the starting material for ropes and coconut matting - and the nuts are used for food. Unripe nuts contain coconut milk. The nutmeat can be eaten fresh or dried (desiccated or flaked coconut) and is also available in blocks of creamed coconut. A valuable oil is also extracted from the nut meat and used for cooking (although it is very high in saturated fat), margarines, soaps and detergents. 100g fresh coconut contain 3.2g protein and 36g fat, dessicated contain 5.6g protein and 62g fat. (1)

Kiwi - Kiwi vines (Actinidia species) are native to southwestern China. These perennial plants are dioecious which means that male and female flowers are borne on separate plants, so vines of both sexes must be grown to ensure pollination. Actinidia deliciosa is the variety of kiwi, which is usually grown commercially. This is because of its large fruit size. The stems and leaves are covered with velvety red hairs. It has 1 1/2-inch cream-colored flowers that appear in midsummer. They turn orange-yellow as they age and are followed by 1 1/2- to 2-inch fuzzy green fruits. It is only winter hardy down to approximately 10 degrees F and consequently will not survive the mid west winters.

Mango - Tropical countries

Avacado - Tropical countries

Figs - Figs have been a part of Texas homesteads since the early development of the state. Dooryard trees can be grown in any section of Texas. Figs grow extremely well along the Texas Gulf Coast. However, trees require cold protection in the far northern and western areas and supplemental irrigation in the state's drier areas.

Almonds - U.S. almonds are 100% grown in the central valleys of California. They are typically harvested in August - October depending on ...

Solution Summary

Based on the scenario information and Washington, DC, this solution identifies how many items in the salad (e.g. bib lettuce, bananas, apples, coconut, kiwi, mango, avocado, figs, and almonds) were locally grown and discusses how dependent on international trade and trade between states is the state of Washington, DC. It then discusses the impact of the movement of food around the world.

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