Big Industry Research Paper

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Big Industry Farming Deshavira Harden Adv. Comp 135 6/10/12 Bret Fuller Big Industry Farming The purpose of this paper is to show the relationship between big industry farming takeover of the American Food Supply, has lead to the decline in the American Food Supply. During the past 20 years or so more and more small farms find it harder to make a living, or are simply having to go out of business. This leaves the average American with little to no choice when it comes to what is in their foods, and how the foods they consume are produced. This has taken place because, Big Industry has taken over Farming in America; this is not good because it produces a monopoly, and it also leaves no place for people to buy local food. Monopolies are never good for the consumer, the producer, or the economy in general. This is especially true now that there are more and more Super Corporations taking over the Food Industry. These are global and make sells all over the world. Shutting down the local economy and devouring all…show more content…
This take over has been aided by none other than the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More and more they are coming down with strenuous and tedious regulations that don’t make the food safer, just procedures that make it difficult for the farmer who is trying to grow more pure food. They make it so hard for anyone except a Mega Farmer to produce because they require such a large number of crops and animals to be processed in a short length of time as Joel stated in the Omnivore’s Delimma.(Pollan,2006) Just because a group produces more, doesn’t mean they produce better. There is also a direct correlation between the amount of money these farmers contribute to politicians, as to how much hassle is taken in by the farmers. The more money that is contributed by these farming groups, the less hassle, and more assistance they
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