Smithfield is the largest slaughterhouse in the world that exploits its workers from poor communities. The slaughter house facility is all metallic wherein the pigs are running around compacted areas. The kill floor has 32,000 hogs being slaughtered every day. The workers gets infected from the hogs bacteria because the workers has to clean them. Workers are covered with blood, feces. The workers are treated as human machine.
The Institution of Medication suggests that grown ups get .8 gr of proteins for each kg of bodyweight daily. An individual who weighs about 80 kgs requirements 64 gr of proteins daily. An individual who weighs about 50 kgs requirements 40 gr of proteins daily. Seafood eggs, poultry and dairy items are total causes of proteins. Numerous herb-dependent food items are thought unfinished healthy proteins. nuts, Beans and soy plant seeds are great causes of herb healthy proteins.An individual must not be stressed out about the amount of proteins within the meals, because the proteins resources are numerous. Most diet plans are designed for offering lots healthy proteins for healthful individuals. Read more
It is a known fact that the consumption of a proper breakfast for a student improves his daily school performance along with overall nutrition level. Nonetheless, many of these children fail to eat breakfast at home as some of them eat something at school or grab something on their way such as a bowl of cornflakes or an Egg McMuffin. Thanks to the clever influence of manufactured food industry, majority choose to eat something quick, tasty and cheap instantly. This paper puts to light the cons of manufactured food and its health issues and how natural/organic foods are healthier. Read more
Workers are taken by companies from Mexico processing the food for 10 – 15 years. They were illegally taken to work for the company. However, when the workers are not anymore useful, they are taken by authorities supported by the company. The workers are treated like criminals and are then deported.
Hidden Costs. The food system is subsidized which is very expensive because of the health cost so the Industrial food is not honestly processed that is why it is cheap. The hidden costs of cheap food are exploitation of cheap laborers, mass farming, diversity illusion of having a hybrid products, having one dominant crop like corn, air and water pollution, carbon emissions from the fuels, the breakdown of viruses like E-coli and food with less nutrition. Read more
Having had consumed genetically modified organisms in food products such as pork, beef, chicken, and soya beans, the experience that I have gone through after watching the video "Food Inc." is devastating. It has dawned to me that the mystery of the untold story detailing the food production process, a process that the food processing giants want to remain mysterious for the fear of the client deciding not to buy their products. The detailed process has left me wondering whether I will ever queue to purchase a burger, sausage, beef, vegetables or even chicken.
Smithfield has mastered picking and choosing the workforce they can exploit like Tar Heel, California. Smithfield gets workers from the poor whites, the poor black and mostly economically deprived areas. Like in Tar Heel, California, they are getting workers on 100 miles diameter where workers are coming from. They have the same mentality to their workers and their hogs. The workers are human machines that also get infected from work. Slaughterhouses Union worker Eduardo Pena states “We want to pay the cheapest price for our food. We don’t understand that it comes at a price.” What does he mean by this? Read more
Eating food that may contain ingredients made from genetically modified products poses life-threatening dangers such as cancer and other infections from e-coli. With this information at hand, it is, therefore, necessary for the food processing giants to label the products that have been produced using GMOs for the consumer to choose. This may breed controversy owing to the fact that these food processing giants are profit oriented regardless of the consequences that their products have on human health. Read more
There is an evolutionary imbalance that promotes high sugar and refined carbohydrates that puts down the original body system process of a person. The policies allow food companies to use a great amount of sugar and carbohydrates into the food people eat. And with the high amount of food and lower amount of fast-food products, people have to choose the cheaper one. Thus, the cheaper one has more subsidized health benefits and more fats. A person who keeps eating low subsidized foods becomes fatter and fatter. Currently, Type 2 Diabetes has already been diagnosed on young children because these children always eat food from fast-food.
The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults get .8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day. A person who weighs 80 kilograms needs 64 grams of protein per day. Read more
The failure of genetically modified seeds to resist certain pests and diseases will result to re-engineering of these organisms which might be more dangerous. Farmers will be forced to use pest control methods which may include the use of chemicals which have proved to be life threatening to humans.
However, genetic diversity of crops and animals by interbreeding them with their wild relatives will be a fundamental resource to feed the ever increasing human population. To cope with the challenges that are facing food production, biodiversity and the related ecosystem engineering will be vital in attaining food security (UNEP 1-2). Read more
The price is paid for the pesticide and chemicals used in managing the food. Every dollar spent by the consumer informs the manufacturer that it’s okay to keep doing the same and sustainable ways. It is a chemical company that developed the Round Up soy beans that is chemically manipulated. Monsanto started selling Round Up soybeans wherein only 2% of the soybeans in the U.S. contained their patented gene. Farmers are not allowed to pick the seed. They have private investigators to look into the matter of farmers picking up seeds. There is 75 staff that investigates and prosecutes farmers. Farmers caught saving seeds are investigated for patent infringement. Read more
Natural Foods are those that have undergone the least amount of processing and do not contain any type of synthetic substances, preservatives, colors, artificial sweeting substances, flavorings, oils that are hydrogenated and fat emulsifiers. Therefore, this makes natural foods healthier whereas manufactured foods contain all of the above substances which are not good for the proper functioning of the human body.
The question is why manufactured foods have a bad repute? It is a miraculous creation by the food industry of unsweetened fortified cereals that are quick to make and easy to consume. Read more