Michael Pollan suggests how industrial food system is unsustainable because of monocultures, which means a lot of the same species are grown together and that’s only possible by using antibiotics to keep them alive. To keep crop healthy, fertilizer is needed. For example, in Iowa, all the farms were corn and soybeans, which are for industrial use mainly. Separating the animals from the farms raises a huge sanitation problem and the animals are not happy with the conditions, a pollution problem occurs as well. Society is obsessed with productivity becoming cheap, which has made more problems regarding pesticides.
Even though it more expensive it is healthier for our bodies. An example of how the organic food industry is growing so fast is Stoneyfield. They had to sell their company to Dannon, because they couldn’t keep up with the mass productions they had to keep up with, when Walmart decided to get into the organic industry too and order from
Their main competitor would be KFC who is ranked number one in the chicken field, and overall for the quick service field McDonalds ranks number one. KFC keeps hold of the number one spot based on the fact that they have a wider variety of fried Chicken, and the more important reason being that they are a bigger franchise than Chick-fil-a is. Chick-fil-A is affected by a few different government regulations one being food regulations through the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, for the food that they serve. They would also be set up for regular visits, yearly or every six months, from the health inspector from the county they are in to make sure they are keeping their store clean and up to code. They would also have to keep up with the different taxes they are required to pay to the government and state for the business as well as their employees.
However, these products come at a large premium, which makes them unobtainable for many of its customers. To be socially responsible, Company Q should stock many more of these products and at various price levels. This would allow customers with smaller grocery budgets to still have healthy choices. Most companies have a philanthropy program that lets them give back to the communities that allow them to stay in business. Grocery chains often have connections with local food banks or other distributors of day-old or unsold products.
Christie Lobo A Table: Knowing What To Eat Professor Anna Woodrow April 4th, 2012 In chapter 7 of Paul Robert’s Book “The End of Food”, the main point being argued is that our food production and distribution system is so focused producing as much food as possible and as quick and cheaply as possible that it is creating new risks for food-borne illness. On page 178 of chapter 7, Roberts describes the parallels between the increase in more resistant pathogens and the emergence the industrialized food system. Because worldwide distribution is one of its primary focuses, it is now possible for previously isolated pathogens to be transported between different countries a lot easier, and the fact that we can now buy food anywhere and anytime gives way to faster pathogen distribution. Even though transportation and access to food has become increasingly easier, the main cause of pathogenic distribution lies within our food production. “Nearly everything about the way we make food today – from how we use land and manage animals to the ways we process and distribute our finished products – has presented our adaptive and entrepreneurial microrivals with a steady progression of opportunities”.
Large companies have totally neglected any responsibility to what is best for the common good, and have greedily taken advantage of our capitalist country to increase their own personal wealth at the expense of others. It is my hope that the people in the United States become aware of what is going on in the food industry, weigh out the cons with the pros, and then take some action to help force the food companies to have GMO labels. Vote “yes” on Proposition
The long-term provision of large quantities of food may force down domestic prices and make matters worse for domestic farmers. It could be considered better for farmers to have a reduction in the subsidies given to farmers in the developed countries. 6. Continued dependency on aid means there is little incentive to be innovative and people develop a welfare mentality. 7.
Perdue has premium quality standard of chicken that are higher than those approved by the government. 3. Perdue is the leader in the poultry business and has order-winner products. 4. Centralized management makes them closely control product quality as doing quality control by his family member.
The author analyses many aspects of this industry, from the inhumane treatment of the cattle in their feedlots to the overworked and underpaid employees at fast food restaurants. I believe that the fast food industry has used its political influence as a way of circumventing issues of health and working conditions, while greatly increasing profits and expansion. Although part of the industry's functions is to sell their products, I think the consumers play a large role in their profits to keep these restaurants in business. During a brief period of time, the fast food industry has helped transform not only the American diet, but also our countryside, economy, workforce, and popular culture. One of the parts of the American culture that are affected by the fast food industry, the idea of raising our children comes to mind.
The decrease in agricultural production also affected the soviet government. Since 1921, Russia’s government had been selling grain surpluses abroad in order to gain foreign currency necessary to provide resources for industrialisation. Clearly, if there were no grain surpluses there was no money to build up Russia’s industry. Collectivisation aimed to hold out the prospect of many economic benefits. First, large farms would increase efficiency.