In the article, “The Pleasures of Eating”, author Wendell Berry shares his knowledge of the food industry and discusses the act of eating as part of the agricultural process. Berry asks deep questions in his article that will make the readers question what they are putting into their homes and into their bodies. Most Americans, according to Berry, can be categorized as passive consumers that are basically allowing food industrialist to brainwash them by means of advertisement. He argues ,“They pay, mostly without protest, what they are charged” implying that the consumers do not even question what additional cost, such as transportation, might have added to the product .The article provides an interesting perspective on consuming food and Berry shares multiple ways that the passive consumer can become more educated on food.
Hypothesis: To determine whether to use organic or inorganic food and textiles based on their quality, price, effect on yourself and the environment. When our parents were younger, there was no choice when it came to buying organic food and textiles as food was produced with pesticides to increase the quantity and availability of agriculture. Nowadays, we do have a choice as more supermarkets, clothing stores and greengrocers stock organic food and textiles.
As we concerned, our food production involve many participants in food supply chain. The food supply chain begin with the collection of raw material, then processing the raw material, packaging the product, transporting the product to consumer then the product on the shelves of supermarket. Stuart (2012) in his talk share about how many oranges, bananas and potatoes wasted during the raw material collection because those fruits and vegetables did not fulfill the manufacturer and supermarket requirements and it leads to land pollution. This situation actually a good thing for the manufacturer image and consumer satisfaction but we forget about the amount of trees had been cut down for the farm and the amount of water consumed to grow the plant. This problem lead to worse environmental problem because Food Agriculture Organization (2013) state in their report, food wastage is responsible for increasing 3.3 billion tones greenhouse gases to the earth’s atmosphere and if food wastage is a country, food wastage is the third top emitter for carbon dioxide gas (CO2) after USA and China.
We 've been influenced since a young age to be courteous of the environment around us and that we must take care of it if we want to keep ourselves and our home healthy. So, what if i were to tell you that the leftover scraps of your meal would not only be better off as compost to help your plants grow beautifully and bring your garden life but it would also help your environment. Don 't you think that 's pretty amazing? Not only is it benefiting you but its benefiting the environment around you. In schools, the amount of food thrown away is overwhelming and it all just goes to landfills to just sit and rot and go to complete waste.
Having to think about the side effects of what we eat creates the omnivore 's dilemma. The point of the book is to realize some of the side effects of our food choices. Pollan uses the book to look at what we eat (for example, the fact that we eat so many things that contain corn) and to talk about the consequences of those choices. He looks at the ways these food choices affect our health and he also looks at the way they affect global
Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they 're organic, and rarely should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today 's food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both.
I suggest the ingredients should be a little bigger and definitely put into bold because people have the right to see and to know what is put into the foods they are consuming. This source will be useful to me because it shows in the survey that people do like to understand what is in the foods they buy and serve to their families. It will also help me make it clear that people want to know what is being put into their
Now this subject is very important to everyday life in which we need bio-engineers to work constantly to help our needs and the grocery stores needs as well as the whole world. Take Japan for example with the big issue of over-population over there they had bio-engineer’s use basic woodworking skills to make wooden boxes for fruit so when a watermelon grows instead of the usual 3 dimensional oval you would get a cube shaped watermelon and thus takes much less space. Another example of this amazing phenomenon is for easier storage they grow oranges with hexagonal shaped wood. How they do this is when a plant starts to grow fruit they wait very patiently until it is big enough to have this wooden case they let the fruit continue to grow but now
Genetic modification proposes an idea such that fruits could be left to ripen on the vine or tree so that they have the flavor, but they will still be firm enough to dispatch without being damaged. Having such fruits would eradicate the need to pick fruits when they are unripe in order to get them to stores before they soften up. This helps to prolong their shelf life in the supermarkets. 4 Negative Consequences of Genetically Modified Food The extensive cultivation of genetically modified food however raises many issues for society and the world as a whole.
Farmers who choose to sustain the traditional way of farming techniques prefer to grow organic produce over genetically engineered crops while maintaining a successful business. Large corporations, on the contrary, benefit largely whilst using less energy by enduring larger profits with the aid of genetically modified food. Settling with locally produced organic produce is not only beneficial for consumer but also but also it could economically help hardworking local laborers(farmers) so that they may continue to grow and harvest their crops the way nature intended. Studies claim that biotechnology is no threat and are as safe, yet many questions remain in the minds of many consumers. Genetically modified foods are the new trend of a sustainable source of food and should be allowed in all countries because GMO’s are vastly comparable to
By asking these questions, Rohrig causes the reader to start thinking about the importance of food coloring in food and drinks. The reader has been persuaded to think that food coloring is an important attribute, the rhetorical questions caused the reader to picture the items that Rohrig asked about and probably concluded that they would not use/buy those items. Rohrig also used rhetorical questions when he asked “why go artificial?” and “Why bother with artificial, or synthetic, food coloring?”. Through asking these questions, the author causes the reader to think about the possible pros and cons of going artificial.
After all some people may pick Industrial food chain because it cheaper and it quickly made .There are many health problem cause by eating Industrial food chain. Which medical checkup cost a lot. Also people may chose Industrial organic cause it say organic what people do not know is that the chicken are feed other animal waste. As well as some people pick hunter gather it not a good choice because you don 't know where the animal been and if it has a disease. I believe that local sustainable is the best choice for me and my family.
Food companies want us to remember their products in the background, so that their product can be connected to our memories, and want their products to make us feel a certain way. Our foods have many ingredients that we are not aware of and are unable to pronounce. We are not longer eating, because we are hunger. Companies are make the world their laboratory, and doing whatever it take to get us to eat their products. In many experiments their test subject suffer from health problem and even die, but if the problem was solve nothing wrong.
We were asked to read two articles one was “On Buying Local” by Katherine Spriggs and the other was “What’s Eating America” by Michael Pollan. In the article “On Buying Local,” Spriggs showed a great use of logos when she stated that it was better for us to buy locally because it was better for the environment. Spriggs gives us several reasons why we should give up “a little bit of convenience” in favor of helping the environment. Farmers wouldn’t have to lose their farms to larger farms, smaller farms could be more sustainable by using natural and local resources, and there would be fewer emissions. This idea has been meeting with some opposition people worry of economic damage, but Spriggs has shown the argument and counterarguments with the proof of how the argument is flawed.
Locavores are misinformed idealist who believe in changing the world by eating locally. They believe by eating locally, they are improving their carbon footprint, help the local economy, and creating a more nutritional diet. However, locavores are ignorant of many situations such as many people’s lives depend on trade and that many places are not suitable for farming. Even though a locavore’s heart is heading in the right direction, but their efforts are misguided.