Food Inc: Consequences Of The Food System

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Food Inc. documentary is all the factors that are tied in our food system to make it worse including humans’ technology and their ways of monetizing a simple eco-system. Today, we are going to disclose some unknown truths, which are intentionally being hidden from us, to understand the better ways to judge the products. The thesis of this paper will be to illustrate the consequences of the food system today. As we start the documentary – Food Inc.- author takes us to a supermarket where Sc describes the basic psychology of a buyer – us – in which he shows the green farms, with a happy farmer farming the land or feeding the cow. Does our food comes out from this innocent scene? Do we know how the food we eat comes to our supermarket? Do we…show more content…
As the demand of fast food grew, the companies like McDonald, and other fast-food giants started becoming the biggest purchaser of the ingredients such as ground beef, lettuce, pork, chicken, and even apples. As the private fast-food company becomes the biggest purchaser, it demands the food system to be running on the profitable way of its own. On the economical side, McDonald’s had changed the entire structure of how workers are being hired. They used simple ingredients and made the making process is so uniform and repetitive that they can hire workers for minimum wage and easy to replace. Nevertheless, they had a huge success in this fast-food…show more content…
Monsanto is a chemical- agriculture company. In 1980, Supreme court said that you can patent life. So, Monsanto developed roundup ready soybeans. As of 1996, only 2% of soybeans in US contained Monsanto’s patented gene, but after 2008, over 90% of soybeans in the US contained Monsanto’s patented gene. As Monsanto owned the patent, it actually paid attention to farmers whether they’re saving the seeds or not. As shown in documentary, Seed cleaner Moe Parr was sued by Monsanto as he was helping the farmers to save seeds, which was against contract that farmers signed, according to Monsanto. Maybe that was just a call for Parr, but still for general-middle class people it is hard to litigate against multi-national company. Parr ultimately couldn’t afford the expensive litigation and he had to settle with

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