Aim: To find out about
Ethics refers to the values,
principles and codes by which people live. Acting ethically means taking values
seriously and acting in a sustainable manner.
Example 1: Animal Welfare
People may choose
to be vegetarian to refrain from unacceptable suffering for animals; this is
sacrifice for ethical reason.
Quorn Fajita Strips
Quorn Quarter Pounders
Quorn Fish Fingers
Quorn Tikka Masala
Quorn Hot Dogs
Example 2: Fair trade
Trade between companies in developed countries and producers in
developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers.
Chocolates (dark, milk, white etc.)
3: Organic Foods
Organic food is food produced by methods that comply with the standards of
organic farming. Standards vary worldwide, but organic farming in general
features tries to cycle resources, conserve biodiversity and promote balance.
4: Low food miles
Food miles are a way of
attempting to measure how far food has
travelled before it reaches the consumer. It is a good way of looking at the
environmental impact of foods and their ingredients. These are any ingredients which are grown in the
U.K or are in season.
that are in the season at the moment:
research I found out that there is a wide variety of Quorn products available.
This is useful as it allows me to produce a dish for a supermarket containing Quorn
(myco proteins) which would be ethically suitable.
research I have found that there is a wide variety of ingredients that can be
used to make desserts as they are sweet. This allows me to make a dessert dish
for the supermarket while using ethical ingredients.
research I have also found that there are many vegetables and dairy products
that are organic making them ethically produced. This is useful as it increases
the variety of foods allowing me to create a wide variety of dishes for the
supermarket with ethical products.