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Comenius

General information

Organic Food
In simple words, food that is grown or raised without chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers is called "organic". Foods that are labeled as "Organic" need to contain at least 95% organic ingredients, except for added salt and water.
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Biodegradable Plastics
Biodegradable plastics are made with biopolymers of hydroxyvalerate or hydroxybutyrate, but they are also produced in nature during biosynthesis. Biodegradable means that they decompose under the enzymatic action of microorganisms: bacteria and fungi; therefore, they are not recyclable. There are other types of biodegradable plastics that are a mixture of synthetic polymers obtained from starch (from potatoes, rice, corn) or cellulose. In these cases, just the natural components are decomposed in oxygen and water (aerobic) or water and methane (under anaerobic conditions), while the synthetic component is just broken in small amounts and it disappears into the ground. Currently they are relatively expensive.

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Food research
As an activity for our Comenius project all participants decided to make a comparative research concerning organic food and biodegradable food packaging. The survey took place on 150 students. Here are the results for each country separately and all together.

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Results of Romania
Do you know about organic food?
29% 71%

Do you eat organic food?


Yes No
40% 60%

Yes No

Do you know about biodegradable packaging?


34% 66% Yes No

Do you use biodegradable packaging?


60% 40%

Yes No

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Results of Poland
Do you know about organic food?
40% 60%

Do you eat organic food?


Yes No
23% 77%

Yes No

Do you know about biodegradable packaging?


30% 70% Yes No

Do you use biodegradable packaging?


48% 52%

Yes No

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Results of Spain
Do you know about organic food?
46% 54%

Do you eat organic food?


Yes No
49% 51%

Yes No

Do you know about biodegradable packaging?


39% 61% Yes No

Do you use biodegradable packaging?


46% 54%

Yes No

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Results of Bulgaria
Do you know about organic food?
68% 32%

Do you eat organic food?


Yes No
30% 70%

Yes No

Do you know about biodegradable packaging?


33% 67% Yes No

Do you use biodegradable packaging?


43% 57%

Yes No

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Results of Turkey
Do you know about organic food?
26% 74%

Do you eat organic food?


Yes No
64% 36%

Yes No

Do you know about biodegradable packaging?


67% 33% Yes No

Do you use biodegradable packaging?


9% 91%

Yes No

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Results of Greece
Do you know about organic food?
37% 63%

Do you eat organic food?


Yes No
55% 45%

Yes No

Do you know about biodegradable packaging?


48% 52% Yes No

Do you use biodegradable packaging?


53% 47%

Yes No

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Results of Italy
Do you know about organic food?
56% 44%

Do you eat organic food?


Yes No
71% 29%

Yes No

Do you know about biodegradable packaging?


63% 37% Yes No

Do you use biodegradable packaging?


63% 37%

Yes No

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People who know about organic food


140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 RO PO SP BU TR GR IT 48 106 90 81 66 111 95

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People who eat organic food


140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 RO PO SP BU TR GR IT 90 77 45 54 43 68 116

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People who know about biodegradable packaging


140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 RO PO SP BU TR GR IT 49 99 105 92 101 78 56

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People who use biodegradable packaging


140 120 100 80 60 60 40 20 0 RO PO SP BU TR GR IT 13 78 81 86 71 56

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