KINE 1304 -2W01
November 3, 2010
FOOD, INC. RESEARCH PAPER
FOOD SAFETY/FOOD POISONING INOUR SOCIETY:
After watching the film Food, Inc. I gain knowledge on parts of our food industry that was unknown to me. When it comes to the United States food industry our way of production in my opinion is very wrong and cruel. I know many people love meat and I’m a meat eater as well but why put the animals through this process of getting the meat. The process is very disturbing. The meat that we are receiving in the stores is not being thoroughly inspected. Many of the cows that were shown in the video were sick from malnutrition yet they were still slaughtered for ground beef and other beef portions .What is wrong with our food safety is that when there is an outbreak the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) don’t step in until it affects that whole state, the illness is severe and the food as to be a FDA regulated product as stated by the Food Safety.gov. I’m my opinion I don’t understand that process of letting the state handling food borne outbreaks until that it’s too much for them then getting the FDA involved. It makes more since to get the FDA involved at the beginning so the illness wants spread as much and want affect as many people. As stated by the U.S. Department of health Studies and FDA they are having a hard time trying to decrease food borne illness breakouts because there is a increase in consumer demand for food that is less processed and in return that makes food distribution more complex when trying to find the source of the illness or the cause for the outbreak. So basically until they can be able to break down and identify the main source of food we as a nation will always have that challenge. There is so much that goes into food production today that it’s hard for the FDA and CDC to control food borne disease and outbreaks are becoming larger than ever. Each year the FDA and CDC gather reports and compare them to...
Bibliography: Rebecca Donatelle, “Environmental Health”, Access to Health, Pearson, 2010, book
To wrap everything in to one I would say that the FDA , CDC and the USDA needs to do a better job and be more detailed job when it comes to our food source, when it comes to obesity we as a society can’t blame other or what we don’t have or food chains for our weight gain. Society needs to realize when it comes to obesity you can change that and if your determined to lose weight you will if you eat right and exercise and stick to it. As far as pollutants something needs to be about these factories that are releasing these pollutants into the air, people need to keep up their car and find a different way to get rid of insects form our food source beside pesticides if possible.
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