Food for Thought

Global Distribution of Death by Nutrition Deficiency

How does individual behavior affect the international realm?

In the past 50 years, the rapid growth of the fast food industry has stimulated the industrialization of food. As a result, a few big businesses have come to control the food industry: what is produced, how it is produced, who produces it, how it is distributed, to whom is it distributed, and, even, how is it regulated and by whom is it regulated. The grand-scale commercialization of food, especially meat, has given rise to a new type of agriculture–factory farming.

Overproduction of corn from a farm factory.

Factory farming is not only unsustainable, but also perpetuates inequity among nations with regards to food abundance. Consumers, as an aggregate entity, influence the supply and demand of such unhealthy, unsustainable foods. Through informed, conscious choices, consumers can change what businesses sell, who will change how farming works, who will decrease overproduction which could lead to further equilibrium among countries.

– Kalindi Shah

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2 thoughts on “Food for Thought

  1. You can not ignore good things about factory farming.With the increased population of world, without mass production of food by factory farming ,world would be in starvation.Also factory has contributed big time to farming by research and invention like,new and better species of grains,better technology in farming,which has resulted in better yield of crops.Only because of these technology ,third world countries which were starving in past , are exporting grains.

  2. With regard to food abundance, why do you think countries should be equal?
    Why do you think food which is produced in quantity is unhealthy?
    Why do you think factory farming is unsustainable?

    Thank you.

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