Food Economics PTS

What we eat is a product of economics. Notice that flavor, texture, color is not part of the equation. The biggest impediments to eating real food in the USA are

  1. Processing
  2. Transportation
  3. Storage

as the food chain has been capitalized for maximum profits for big agriculture discrete areas of food production are performed in a distant places.

Where the food is grown, processed and stored (in each of these steps, plus sales) are distant from each other.

Often labels, are designed to be misleading or at least do not divulge what is really going on. The latest changes in labeling are from chicken. Chicken grown in the USA can now be shipped to china for processing (where labor is cheap), the shipped back and still be labeled “fresh chicken”. so in 2019, fresh may not mean what you think it means.

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