Technological Advancement: Alteration of Food Ways Essay

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Technological advancement: Alteration of food ways

In this day and age, almost everyone is occupied with their daily live, disregarding global, industrial and environmental dilemmas. Whether individuals deliberately choose to abandon this subject, or they genuine lack education, there decisions contribute to food production. Food is served for humans, so if they don't care about its foodways, why should companies? In addition, U.S and global culture’s rapid advancement in technology is reflected in the changing nature of food production and consumption. Due to these advancement, farming industry has changed dramatically over time. In the article, “Eating Animals” ,Jonathan Foer ” In 1930, more than 20 percent of the American
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Farmers outside the factory system have to pay a premium for processing, and hardly any can have a say about how they want their animals treated”(153). These massive meat factories process animals continuously at an assembly line ignoring animal welfare, and only hire wageworkers. Aside from that, today factories, breed animals that are genetically modified and raised in controlled climates. Food industry is turned into business and there are no farmers on the factory farms. Unfortunately, peoples’ eyes and hearts are veiled. We don’t recognize the negative effects of this phenomenon. From the excerpt,” Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser, American Journalist, shares with people the darker side of all American meals. In his quest, he found that meat packing industries “Invested millions of dollars in new equipment to halt the spread of dangerous pathogens.”(216). industries concern is to mass produce meat. If that wasn’t bad enough, meatpacking industry and USDA instead of improving the conditions of the industry, they are now “advocating an exotic technological solution to the problem of foodborne pathogens”(217). Food, Inc. and Fast Food Nation seek to educate American society by revealing gruesome aspect of the food industry. The aim is to persuade people to change the course of their

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