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The Planet and Our Plates

Created in partnership with EARTHDAY.ORG, this presentation takes a deeper look at the environmental issues our planet is facing. In addition to topics covered in our The Environment and Modern Agriculture presentation, this presentation examines the use of natural resources and the major environmental impacts of our food systems.

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"The Planet and Our Plates” is intended for audiences who have a more advanced understanding of the impacts our food choices have on the environment. This content is currently offered in English using global data.

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Water usage

Agricultural practices

Eutrophication

Air pollution

Western Diet

Deforestation

Biodiversity loss

Global food production

Greenhouse gas emissions

Land usage

Recycling

Food security

Food waste

Overfishing

Indigenous agricultural practices

CAFOs

Aquaculture

Monocrops

Feed usage

Feed conversion ratio

Recyclable materials

Cultivated meat

Waste management

Fertilizers

Pesticides

Plastic packaging

Organic agriculture

Water pollution

Climate change

Hazardous working conditions

Desertification

"More than 1 million species are at risk of extinction by climate change. By 2050, as many as 30-50% of the species on Earth will have disappeared." - EARTHDAY.ORG

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Our presentations are science-based and updated frequently with the latest data from well-respected and reputable organizations. We pride ourselves on providing only cited, factual, and unbiased information to encourage discussions surrounding the impact of food choices and to promote critical thinking about solutions to the health and environmental crises we face worldwide.

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We believe education is a right. Our presentations and additional educational resources are always free.

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Academic Standards

Booking for your students? Educated Choices Program presentations support Academic Standards for Science, Social Studies, Food and Consumer Science, Health and Physical Education, Language/Arts, Advanced Academics/Gifted and College-prep courses. Click on the buttons below for country and grade level to review how ECP presentations support individual Academic Standards.

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Reviews & Quotes

Our content has been well-received by millions of people worldwide. We are proud to be welcomed back year after year by teachers, community organizations, companies, and other groups that care about making a positive impact on our future.

"My class is doing an entire presentation on several different aspects of food ethics. I feel as though this is very helpful, as we, as a class, are able to see the many different ways we can alter our eating habits in order to help the Earth." - 12th-Grader, Stanford, Connecticut

"I thought it was a very interesting video. It is sad to me that we are influenced to eat things that are so bad for us and that harm our environment." - Graduate Student, Tacoma Community College, Washington

"The amount of natural resources that humans use globally to mass produce food was incredibly shocking to me. I was also surprised by the statistics shown in the video that in a way showcased what would happen in our future if stick to this path of mass production and disregard for the environment." - Sophomore, Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut

"I learned so so much about how food hurts our environment. I want to help make a difference in any ways that I can, so changing my diet will be one of my first steps." - 12th-Grader, San Rafael, California

"I was shocked at almost all statistics because it really put the Earth's situation into view. Seeing the animals and how they are truly produced as well as the waste lagoons and deforestation was also memorable." - 12th-Grader, Massillon, Ohio

Educating a more entry level audience? Check out our Environment and Modern Agriculture presentation intended for audiences ages 12 and up!

Audiences

Our Audiences

The Educated Choices Program is an international organization offering educational resources in English, Spanish, and German. Our presentations have reached over 3 million individuals in 55 countries and territories and counting. Don't see your country highlighted below? Don't worry. No matter where you live, you can book our presentations at no cost 24/7. All you need is internet access.

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Our educational materials have been used in these 55 countries and territories so far: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Macao, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Türkiye, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam.

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