Food Inc. was made and produced by: Robert Kenner’s, The current method of raw food production is largely a response to the growth of the fast food industry since the 1950s. The production of food overall has more drastically changed since that time than the several thousand years prior. Controlled primarily by a handful of multinational corporations, the global food production business with an emphasis on the business - has as its unwritten goals production of large quantities of food at low direct inputs most often subsidized resulting in enormous profits, which in turn results in greater control of the global supply of food sources within these few companies. Health and safety of the food itself, of the animals produced themselves, of the workers on the assembly lines, and of the consumers actually eating the food are often overlooked by the companies, and are often overlooked by government in an effort to provide cheap food regardless of these negative consequences. Many of the changes are based on advancements in science and technology, but often have negative side effects. The answer that the companies have come up with is to throw more science at the problems to bandage the issues but not the root causes. The global food supply may be in crisis with lack of biodiversity, but can be changed on the demand side of the equation. The result is an increasing homogenous food supply that is dependent on antibiotics, petroleum, unnaturally engineered and cruelly treated animals and humans and produces unsafe, E.coli and salmonella-tainted produce and meat. The tomatoes you buy in the grocery store are picked when green and then ripened with ethylene gas .The food industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you are eating because if you did you might not eat it. It is a world deliberately hidden from us. Most people have no idea where their food comes from. People need to write a book or something telling people where their food comes from shows how far removed we are. In the film it showed average grocery store has 47,000 products which make it look like there is a large variety of choice, but it is an illusion there are only a few major companies and a few major crops involved. So much of the processed food is just clever rearrangements of corn we are just blind to seen the sham. The film also stated 30% of our land base in the US is used to grow corn because, government policy farmers are paid to overproduce. It was amazing to me to see in the film that farmers are producing so much corn that food scientists had to come up with uses for it just like some of the additives listed above. Food scientist have also spent a lot of time reengineering our foods so they last longer on grocery store shelves and don’t get stale. A food scientist in the movie said he would guess that” 90% of the processed food products in the grocery store contain either a corn or soybean ingredient and most of the time they contain both so you may be eating less variety than you think. Plus they are now feeding corn to animals like cows who, by evolution, are designed to eat grass and in some cases farmers are even teaching fish how to eat corn because it is so cheap.” Type 2 diabetes used to only affect adults and now it is affecting children in epidemic sizes. Current agriculture is all about doing things faster, fatter, bigger, cheaper people do worry about the health of our bodies no more. There are only 13 slaughterhouses for the majority of beef in all of the USA. Ground beef from the grocery store has thousands of different cows mixed up in it so the chance of one of those cows in…
The Truth about your Food
Imagine the chicken you are about to eat running around on a farm free and happy, right before it was murdered and put through the food processing business. Well this chicken you’re imagining is far from happy and free, it’s actually the opposite. This chicken was cramped up in a dark crowded house with thousands of other chickens. No light and no space for these poor chickens. However the real issue here is how cheap processed food is the only thing low income…
There are 4 sectors in the Australian Food Industry, these sectors are also referred to as factors of the Agri-food chain. The sectors of the Australian Food Industry are:
* Agriculture and Fisheries
* Food Manufacturing and Processing
* Food Retail
* Food Services and Catering
Agriculture and Fisheries – agriculture is the cultivation of land to produce crop and/or animals. For example farming corn crop and farming cattle. Fisheries, involve the cultivation of cold blooded and aquatic…
Whole Foods Market: Business Strategy
Generic Strategy Positioning: Differentiation-Based, Broad in Product Scope
Core Values/Core Strategy/Overall Strategy:
• Sell the highest quality natural and organic products available
• Satisfy and delight customers. Offer customers great value.
• Support team member excellence and happiness
• Care about communities and the environment
• Build a high reputation for the company
• Create wealth through profits and growth
Detailed Strategy: Areas…
Food is an important factor of life that fuels every individual across the globe. Everyday, millions of Canadians across the country consume large quantities of food without acknowledging where this food was grown and processed. Individuals think they are purchasing freshly grown vegetables and fruits at the grocery store, however a large portion of the foods sold are exported from different countries. Unknowingly, the consumer buys exported foods that have been stocked up with preservatives too…
larger chain food establishments to provide nutrition content on menus. The Affordable Care Act includes a provision that will require certain chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments nationwide to list calorie content information for certain items on menus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue final standards in 2013. Many leading health organizations, including
du Labeling Laws
Four states and some local communities require larger chain food establishments…
Strategic Audit of
Whole Foods Market Corporation
Whole Foods Market experienced tremendous growth in sales during the fiscal year of 2006. For the 52 week period in 2006, Whole Foods Market increased their sales 19% to approximately $5.6 billion, while on the other hand; comparable stores only grew at a rate of 11%. In addition to their increased sales margin, Whole Foods Market produced $453 million in cash flow and received $222 million in proceeds from stock options…
nine billion people eating an average of three meals a day that is a whole lot of food being consumed. Besides human beings, animals also need to eat as well so add a couple more billions to the population. With so many people and animals in the world there is simply just not enough food to feed everyone. Since the population is increasing the easy solution to fix the food supply problem would be to just grow more food, but there are not enough arable land due to urbanization, desertification, salinization…
Food is the best thing ever invented. They’re many different types of food. Sometimes I see food and start dancing. Like last night for instance, I went over to my parent’s house and saw that my mother had cooked mustard greens. I lost my mind. Before I knew it, I had reached straight into the drawer and grabbed a fork. I snatched open the cabinet and equipped myself with the remaining materials I needed to get the job done. Unfortunately, the…
March 31, 2015
Senor Bayardo Faithful
Ethics of Food Essay
Prior to this food unit I was a devout omnivore. I did not justify my urge to eat meat with any
logical fallacies that most meat eaters use; rather, I ate meat because it “tasted good” and I was
ignorant to the severe ethical and moral questions that my seemingly mundane practice raised.
However, I have now come to realize that the current practices of slaughter that we impose upon…
2. Food cannot be refrozen once it is thawed because?
Dangerous bacteria can grow on thawed food
3. What is the minimum temperature for transporting hot food and hot food holding items?
135 (F) degrees
4. The appropriate freezing method for destroying the anisakis parasite in fish is?
-4 f degrees and held for 7days
5. What type of jewelry may a food handler wear while preparing food?
6. A women runs out of the bathroom in a fast food restaurant, and…