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The World on a Dinner Plate: The Food Industry Today

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm


What we eat today is largely controlled by all the wrong authorities- corporations rather than consumers.

Take a good long look at what you’re having for dinner tonight. Where do you think it came from? Your fridge, or California?

The answer, surprisingly, is probably closer to the latter. I’ve recently been reading up on Barbara Kingsolver’s bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, and the issues discussed in the book made me want to learn more about global agriculture, local foods, and why 1/6th of the human population is still undernourished. ┬áIt seemed somewhat contradictory– with all this technology and innovation in our world today, isn’t it weird that we’re actually WORSE-fed than before we industrialized? I’ve watched movies like King Corn and Supersize Me, but when trying to think of the origins of the problem itself, the problem is much more complicated than just the food. There has to be something wrong with the people and industries we’ve created. Read the rest of this entry »