FOOD SYSTEMS AND EMERGING MARKETS EXAM 1ByInstitution
Food Systems and Emerging Markets Exam 1
The industrial revolution and the desire to profit from the growing population led to mechanization and subsequent large-scale production of crops and animals. However, unethical practices mar the system and leads to consequences that are dangerous to the human population but cunningly concealed in the corporate practice. This study examines the food system, the legal implications of federal practices, and the alternatives that may be useful.
* Food Systems
Michael Pollan offers an avid description of the evolution of food systems since the beginning of the 19th Century. Food systems refer to the processes and activities associated with the movement of food from the farm to the consumers` table. They include cultivation, harvesting, storage, processing, marketing, distribution, purchasing, and branding among other activities. In Omnivore`s Dilemma, the author posits that the eating disorder experienced by the American society is because of wrong information perpetuated by nutritionals over the years. It is funny how the nation has a great assortment of foods that the public could freely choose from but still finds difficulty on what to eat at a particular time.
This eating disorder, according to the author, presents the omnivore`s dilemma. The author states that other animals with specific dietary requirements are not worrie...