In 2005 Jessica Prentice a San Francisco chef coined the term “locavore.’ A locavore is someone who only eats food that is grown locally. The diet of a locavore consists of both perishable and nonperishable foods that are grown or produced within 100 to 200 miles of one’s home. Many restaurants now across the US are beginning to have separate menus for locavores. Locavores believe that locally grown food taste better, is fresher, more nutritious than food that is grown on farms for a factory. Locavores also want to support local farmers and small businesses.
Gustavus decided to butcher his cattle before sending it to the consumer as an attempt to lower the cost and boost the efficiency of his shipping. The refrigerated railroad car allowed him to ship the meat farther without spoiling during transportation. This technology has positively impacted our foodways by expanding the distance food can be transported while remaining fresh and safe for human consumption. In the mid 20th century, it was common to have milk delivered to your doorstep by a milkman. However, most modern Americans have cut out the middleman and choose to get their milk from a local supermarket.
It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard" (Joel Salatin). This quote talks about how life before the 1940s was and how now in 2014, we want to go back to that lifestyle. Farm-to-Table is a movement concerned with people consuming products from local farms. This change for your everyday life, may bring lots of benefits for a family and for a community.
The Effects of Factory Farming on Human Life Aline M. Hayes DeVry University The Effects of Factory Farming on Human Life A lot of consumers who purchase food items from the supermarket to feed themselves or their families are not concerned with how the products they purchase will affect them or their loved ones. Some people are completely unaware of how the meats they consume are processed and manufactured. Some individuals who purchase a fresh hot meal from a fast food restaurant or cook a nice home cooked meal don’t have an inkling about where they foods they consume come from. A lot of individuals are under the impression that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) operates in the best interest of the consumer. Over the years, the decline of family farms and increase of factory farming has caused harmful effects on human life.
Many Americans have already begun to realize our industrial food system is unsustainable. The increase of farmers’ markets and organic foods are just a few examples of the steps we have taken towards change. The system we have created has made a hierarchy, with corporations at the top and non-industrialized countries at the bottom. Instead, our food system should become more like a web. By creating more small scale farms, external costs, such as health care and environment impacts, will decrease.
David Suzuki’s “Food Connections,” compares the different ways food is produced, consumed and contributes to understand the unique perspectives people have towards food. The author develops his concepts by comparing traditional third world countries, and industrial markets in the western cultures. He describes how people have forgotten how food not only “nourishes us” (307), but, connects and bonds us to the Earth. David uses our sense of smell, taste and imagination to generate a picture of a traditional third world market today. The use of this technique is intentional, and immediately captures the reader’s attention.
Using these resources is the crucial part which is what needs to be done. You can start at home by recycling your garbage, volunteering in your community, switching to solar energy or hybrid cars to save from gas pollution or even carpooling to save number of car running. You can also help by buying groceries from local farmer markets to save from having to have items shipped in and out. The state and communities around me are suffering from the many dilemmas associated with global warming because Michigan’s economy relies on the tourism of the fishing and hunting of our beautiful land and lakes. One way my community is doing their part is by growing their own food in gardens they sustain at home and one way our state is making changes is by the recent law that was passed in May of 2010 that banned smoking in restaurants which in-turn makes for cleaner air to breath which then in-turn saves
Lately, people are becoming more aware of the necessity to be healthier through prevention by exercising more, but most importantly by following a healthier diet. However, the question that always comes up is: What kind of food to eat? Consumers are debating between factory farming versus conventional farming especially when considering animal protein. Is there truly a difference between the two? Moreover, if there is a choice to be made, which one would it be?
In order to survive and maintain a healthy lifestyle, everyone needs Food. How much do we actually know about the food we buy and serve to our families on a daily basis? There has been little awareness and understanding of food in America until the film Food Inc., which helps show us how our food is produced, packaged and sold in our native stores. Our nation’s food supply is being controlled by a few amounts of corporations that often put their income ahead of customer health. It’s time that the truth is heard about what we are putting into our bodies, and what is being hidden from us by the food industry.
Lot of people has that the factory faming spread diseases to other animals and it is unhealthy. Nonetheless, modern farming stops bad diseases by making the animals healthy. Furthermore, they use clean pesticides, antibiotics, vitamins and fertilizers to produce more and better quality animals. Therefore, costumers could buy meat into lower prices on supermarkets. In addition, promoters of factory farming say that the factory farming helps the economy of a country, creates more jobs, and lower borne illness.