FE 2200: Introduction to Supply Chain Management Project Assignment No.1: The Horsemeat Scandal A case study on opportunism and poor governance along the food supply chain management. By: James Condon Student No. 116353943 Word Count: 1500 Words Date: 14/11/16 Executive Summery: •This report was prepared to show the Minister for Agriculture how opportunism and poor governance in the food supply chain lead to the horsemeat scandal. This report looks at the different forms of opportunisms which where used by companies during the horsemeat scandal, like moral hazard, adverse selection, complexity and asymmetric information. It also provides the Minister with ways
Upton Sinclair’s literature influenced people into getting help from the government. “The book's horrific description of conditions in the meatpacking industry led to a public outcry, and helped promote the passage of the Meat Inspection Act (1906) and the Food and Drugs Act (the Wiley Act) (1906)” (Badertscher). The outcry that occurred partially because of The Jungle influenced people to get the problem solved by the government. America’s rallying against the meat-packing industry had a gargantuan role in creating the Pure Food and Drug Act. A group that was knowledgeable of the effects certain chemicals have on food was appointed to regulating the standards of the meat-packing industry.
Fast food companies should stop targeting kids for their benefits, as kids health is compromised due to the fast food kids eats. People have to be aware of the effects of fast food and people should stop eating fast food to stop the risk of bad health problems. People should eat homemade food to make sure they are not providing bad food to their bodies. People need to know the difference between good and bad food, and the effects of good and bad food which will help them pick healthy food. Schlosser demonstrates fast food as being the food that has negative impacts on people’s lives, and helps give knowledge to people to understand the health related problems due to fast food to help make healthy decision while pick food to provide healthy
Paarlberg shows Pathos, Ethos and Logos through the thought of unravelling worldwide starvation by being realistic of the view on pre-industrial food and farming. Pathos is clearly evident in Paarlberg’s article through the presentation of the food insecurity problem in Africa and Asia. He uses impassioned words as an attempt to reach out to his target audience on a more emotional level by agitating and drawing sympathy of whole food shoppers and policy makers. Paarlberg employs Pathos during the article when he says, “The majority of truly undernourished people -- 62 percent, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization -- live in either Africa or South Asia, and most are small farmers or rural landless laborers living in the countryside of Africa and South Asia” (page 611-12). Paarlberg’s point
The way that this happen is he gives us an insight on what other countries have done about their heath and food safety. To give an example of this is he said, “Throughout the European Union, laws have been passed to guarantee food safety and animal welfare, restrict the use of antibiotics among livestock, ban genetically engineered foods, encourage organic production, and begin the deindustrialization of agriculture (3). When he gives this example this allows us to compare the US’s current state and see that other countries have made attempts to better their food safety issues. In the US food safety issues are not as important to American citizens because a lot of the food is cheap. They trust the regulations that are currently in place because they might not see all the issues that come along with the not having the best protocols.
Much of the Progressives success was due to muckrakers. Muckrakers were people that became upset by politics and wanted to expose the corruption to America. Famous muckrakers included, Ida Tarbell, Jacob Riis, Lincoln Steffens, and Upton Sinclair, who is the author of The Jungle, a book about the unsanitary conditions in meatpacking plants, leading to food regulations and ultimately the establishment of the FDA, which is very
His book caused many readers to understand what capitalism can do to a country. His contributions to American history were raising awareness about the effects of capitalism and contributing to the laws that protect US citizens today. For example, “Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle, led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Federal Meat Inspection”(“Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History”). The Jungle provided vivid and horrifying examples of the brutal effects of capitalism and tied in how it caused poverty, hard working conditions, and
Burton Richard Miller’s book entitled Rural Unrest During the First Russian Revolution: Kursk Province, 1905-1906 thoroughly entails Miller’s viewpoint on how societal unrest was amongst the rural peasantries communities. Miller focuses his research attention primarily on Kursk Province, a contiguous border to now self-governing Ukraine. He explicitly establishes the role of the people who remained faithful to their villages and vowed to continue their rural lifestyles. He takes several incidents throughout history that closely analyze the village and parallel their disorders to the complications occurring throughout rural populations. The author, Burton Richard Miller, is a British research analyst living in New York.
“The general public apparently believes subliminal advertising exists” (Broyles 393) however, what effects, if any, are there to the people that view them? There is a belief that companies can influence our behavior in life to the extent where they can, in part, remove the consumers ' choice in their purchases. The idea of advertising firms crafting advertisements with hidden messages that influence the audience to shop at stores, buy a certain product or even which foods we ingest is common in contemporary culture. David Zinczenko addresses many concerns about the marketing and health impacts of the fast food industry in his article, “Don’t Blame the Eater”. Zinczenko says is directly, “Fast-Food companies are marketing to children a product
Another thing he did was the Pure Food and Drug Act and this act was to restrict foods so that businesses had to tell the truth about what was in their food with a ingredients label (which still exist today). This act would be another act tied in with economic reform, because this act reformed businesses to where they have to be more honest about their food with telling the customers exactly what is in them. But this act along with the Meat Inspection Act would also be social welfare, because it is trying to make food more sanitary for the people to eat and make people more healthy. Furthermore Roosevelt was named a Trust Buster for breaking up a lot of trusts. The first trust he broke up was the Northern Cooperation which was a railroad.
In this particular essay ”Don’t Blame the Eater”, David Zinczenko informs the reader about the hazardous of fast food by using a great balance of argumentation. Through his contention, he demonstrates to his reader that the consumer is not so much at blame the food industry is the genuine offender here. His utilization of inquiries all through the content, alongside personal narrative, imagery, and his tone, Zinczenko has the capacity adequately contend against the control of the food industry. Zinczenko makes inquiries all through the piece to transfer his contentions and aide the peruser to what he accepts to be really genuine. He starts his contention by posing a question to get the peruser contemplating the genuine deficiency of stoutness:
Thus the greater expense of natural foods. To regular consumers, this may seem as added precautions to make sure the food is natural; however, by reading these guidelines, it is obvious that Codex is trying to trivialize organic standards so the organization can extract profits instead of protecting the health of consumers. There are some who believe that Codex regulations are justified because they really are trying to protect consumer health by thoroughly checking to make sure the food is organic. Yet there are still others who think that Codex is merely part of a larger issue, and that it’s really the multinational corporations like Big Pharma that are taking over the food industry. Throughout her blog, Luther does use a lot reasoning in her article to prove her point.
In Tangled Routes, Deborah Barndt analyzes not only the physical routes food takes, in this case tomatoes, but the affects that the globalization of the food industry has had on the global economy, consumers, workers, and the crops themselves. Change is happening all over the food industry–the nature of crops, the way in which consumers view food, the gender division in workers–so much so that the fundamental way we view and discuss food has to change as well. Over time the way in which tomatoes are grown has had to evolve to suit a stricter consumer market. This has in turn forced a modification of the crop. Tomatoes are not grown to look the same as what is considered a real tomato.
The authors analyzed nervous databases to discover that school garden implementation has various benefits that extend beyond just improv-ing the health of its cultivators. The trouble is that the data used to defend this article belonged to too many sources and cannot constitute a bulletproof argument. This article is a good example of how our nation requires more attention on this topic if we hope to make any comprehensive or longitudinal change. When used in tandem, “School Gardens…” and “USDA School Meal Pro-grams…” provide the evidence for such a claim and alludes to the idea that this topic needs more leverage from the
In markets both positive and negative results can occur from government interventions. In particular, the Canadian government’s intervention in agricultural markets has caused issues with the grain industry according to a Globe and Mail news article entitled the Grain Industry Pushing for Market-Driven Rail Reform. The article along with Cocktail Party Economics’ (CPE) can aid in the knowledge of government interventions in markets and whether or not efficiency and equity occur due to the actions of the government. The news article references the federal government’s removal of the amount of grain railway companies are required to haul for farmers. Since, market demand drives the trade in wheat, canola and other crops the farmers feel a need