Over the past several years, both the media and health organizations have awakened us to the national epidemics of obesity and diabetes, and the result is many consumers have started to ask themselves “what am I eating?” Bonnie Liebman, M.S, Director of Nutrition for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in her article “The Changing American Diet – A Report Card”, reports the average American now eats approximately 120 pounds of meat, poultry and seafood a year. At the same time there is clear evidence of the impact of commercial meat production on the environment, as Robert Lawrence, founding director of The Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, points out, in an interview titled “Less Cows, More Vegetables”, “To grow the grain to produce one pound of beef requires 840 gallons of water. Clearly that’s not sustainable.” Information like this prompts some consumers to make significant changes in lifestyle. My family has shifted to a small homestead operation where we produce all of our own chicken (for eggs and meat), turkey, and ducks. We maintain a large garden, root cellar, and food pantry, and we purchase as many food items as we can from local farmers. There are many evenings when all the ingredients in dinner came from our neighborhood. Still, like many people, we occasionally like to enjoy the taste of a burger or steak cooked on the grill and the choices at that point, are very limited. Where does a committed “locavore” in Tamworth, New Hampshire get low fat, pasture raised, hormone and antibiotic free red meat? They can purchase it from www.YankeeFarmersMarket.com. New Hampshire natives Brian and Keira Farmer started selling bison from a dining room table top business while they were still in high school. Why bison? Bison is lower in fat than both beef and chicken, higher in protein and iron than chicken, and is high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which aid in combating cholesterol. Quite simply, Brian and Keira wanted to provide their customers with a healthy alternative to red meat. From the table top they branched out to the “chuck wagon” which they set up at both local fairs and farmers markets, selling their bison burgers to devoted fans and curious adventurers ready to try something new. In 1999, Yankee Farmers Market relocated to Warner, NH. Over the past 22 years the business has grown into a three location farm network whose mission is to provide locally grown, environmentally friendly alternatives to commercially processed red meat and, as the website states, “drive farm sustainability through not only the farm, but for the farms we support.” According to the National Bison Association consumer demand for bison meat grew 10% in 2011, the sixth straight year of double-digit growth for bison meat in the marketplace. More than 4,400 ranchers/farmers now raise bison in the United States. Approximately 60,000 bison were slaughtered under federal and state inspection in 2011 in the U.S and this number is more than double the processing figures from 2002. When compared to the approximately 35 million head of cattle Robert Lawrence states in his interview are produced for food every year in the United States, it is clear to see the bison industry has plenty of room for sales growth. The bison for sale at www.YankeeFarmersMarket.com are pasture raised and enjoy a diet of natural hay and fresh fruit. They are grown without the use of hormones, stimulants, or antibiotics. By comparison if we cite again the 840 gallons of water needed to produce one pound of beef then Barry Popkin, University of North Carolina, in his comments in Nutrition Action Newsletter, articulates the issue with commercial red meat production very clearly, “The growing consensus around the world is that red-meat production – be it beef or pork – uses more water, uses more energy, and provides more antibiotics than the production of other foods in our diet.”…
Escape Travel business, have been 2years winner of running the travel agency. In Australia, Escape Travel has more than 600 businesses in Australia. Escape Travel company can prove offer customer the best deal from their require, and Escape Travel offer a high quality customer service to customers, many people call “the best employer to work for in Australia” that’s mean the employee happy and want to work in Escape Travel. Escape Travel having different brands represented, such as, Flight…
Application Of E-Commerce Principles to Business Markets
With advances in technology and development, E-Commerce has become the best new trading tool of the era which has been accepted by more and more people, that includes individuals to large companies. The types of E-Commerce is numerous, but the most representative of E-Commerce is Business to Business(B2B) and Business to Customer(B2C). In this report, we will focus on the B2B E-Commerce, and explore…
of Computing and
32120 Introduction to e-Business Technology
Assessment Item 2
Research Project - Report and Presentation
WORTH: 30% (Research report 20% & presentation: 10%)
Due date: 19 October 2010
In groups of 2, select an industry you would like to concentrate your e-Business research report.
In your research report and presentation you will detail how to get this business ready for ecommerce. You could look at either selling services or physical…
contract, and has been certified as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small
Business (SDVOSB) which makes it top choice when the government is
looking for products in the DME market. With that being said JnB is now
looking to expand its customer base to the web.
A1. Viability of Product or Service
The viability of any business is the key to their long term survival in its
market place. To be a viable business you must have sustainable profits over
a period of time. This means that a company…
and brick and click companies. Brick and mortar are conventional companies that runt heir business from an actual address. Brick and click do the same but add the internet or e-commerce part of the business to their company to sell. Explored in this paper will involve how a brick and mortar company transitions into the brick and click business. The challenges and risks of transitioning to an online business will also be outlined.
Periods of transition are…
Running head: E-BUSINESS EVOLUTION
Alex Esteban White
University of Phoenix
Business Information on the Web
Certainly, is imperative to know where e-Business came from, and the purpose of this
new process, or online business increase in size, and effect. McCarthy (2008) stated, "In the late
1960s, scientist working for the United States
Air Force needed a way to get data, and
information from one computer to…
Over the past decade there have been many notable e-business successes and failures. Discuss some of these cases and explain what lesson can be learned from them.
Looking back the past decade, technology has risen up dramatically. It definitely would not been noticed that easy, if you did not read through the statistics. According to the Moore’s Law which claims that on the technology information would double every two years and updated in 2010 only double every three years. This trend shows us…
Business Management English Presessional 2014
BME COVER SHEET AND DECLARATION
STUDENT ID. No. & FULL NAME
1425908 Wang Yankai
BME GROUP No.
9 Assessment Group 3
ASSESSMENT TYPE (e.g.: Assessed Case; Assessed Essay; Feasibility Report…) Assessed Case Study
Problem-Solution Case Report: Parcelforce Worldwide
DATE OF SUBMISSION
TOTAL WORD COUNT
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course to the customers.
Our strategy is customer-based servide which is designed to help participants develop and refine their language knowledge and skills for various requiring effective written and spoken communication in term of carry out a business. It emphasises the understanding of communication as a process and involves participants in a variety of individual and collaborative efforts. It focus on a comprehensive overview of the international tests components and helps learners develop the…