Ethical Analysis Of Food

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CAI 121 Product Id & Purchasing Unit 2 Lecture

This unit identifies the ethical considerations for handling food and illustrates the influence of religion, lifestyle, and ecology on food service. The philosophy of ethics in the foodservice business will be analyzed. How modern science should be utilized will be part of the ethical analysis. Topics discussed will include the advantages and disadvantages of aquaculture, hydroponics, biotechnology, and genetically modified organisms. Ecology and its relationship to biodiversity will be analyzed as well as how conservation relates to food service today.

When you are examining whether your operation is acting in an ethical manner, you need to look at things within your operation and around
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Depending on where you are located and what type of an operation you are running, your guests may place a high perceived value on your fair working environment and your use of conscientiously sourced products. Other guests may not care about these things at all. Because of budgetary limits, many guests make their choice on price. Even if they do care about your humane business environment and the clean food you serve, they do not have the resources to pay more for these things. Through necessity, they are looking for the most bang for the buck regardless of the working conditions you offer or the products you sell. Many consumers do care about how their food is prepared and where it comes from. The reason this is important to you is because they are willing to pay more for a product they believe to be served in a socially acceptable manner and sourced in a sustainable way. Serving clean food in an operation that has compassion and empathy for the welfare of employees, will not only increase profits, it will increase good will, and that is priceless. The extra money and thought you put into how your operation runs and how you source your product, will pay off in the long run. Acting locally, while thinking globally is a sustainable …show more content…
Indoor vertical farms such as Aero Farms and Bright Farms are bringing fresh produce to inner cities. Having their farms located in urban areas allows these companies to offer a fresher product at a lower price. Because these farms can completely control the micro climate inside of their farms, and they can speed up the growing cycle due to the use of LED lights around the clock, they can produce a much higher yield per square foot compared to a traditional farm. This higher yield and the lack of transportation costs brings down the price of their produce. Besides bringing reasonably priced fresh produce to food deserts, these farms bring needed jobs to inner cities. Hydroponic farms like Aero Farms and Bright Farms are doing well by doing

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