B. Why is this Topic important to understand? It is important to study diet in different cultures in anthropology as food is essential in human existence. Food is insufficient commodity and thus offers a good platform for debate and advancing anthropological theories and research methods (Hockett & Haws, 2003). In addition, the study of diet brings about light on societal processes like political economic value creation, social construction of memory as well as symbolic value creation (Dirks & Hunter, 2013).
In order to address the view that food security cannot be achieved without environmental degradation. Firstly, this essay will be defining the key terms food, food security and environmental degradation. Secondly, this essay will be presenting the argument that the work and theories of the reverend Thomas Malthus can be linked to the view that food security cannot be achieved without environmental degradation. Thirdly, this essay will also argue that Malthus’s theories is extended by the American biologist, college professor and politician Barry Commoner’s work on the impact of human activity on the environment as other variables of environmental degradation, even if all involve some measure of conflict. Fourthly, this essay will argue that Malthus’s theories are both extended and challenged by the Danish economist Ester Boserup work on ‘agricultural intensification’.
It emphasis on the various issues and concerns of food waste, along with Technological Innovations involved in managing of food waste. Reference to some of the case studies of food processing industries is inculcated to provide better notion regarding
In addition, traceability system is a legislative requirement in which require on each pack a special batch code to aid in product recalls in case of detecting any problem and withdrawal it from the market before reaching the consumer hand and to facilitate international trade ,thus protecting both consumer health and reputation of the food industry . References:
In a time when genetically engineered products are taking over the food industries, it is clear that food is becoming unsafe day by day. Therefore, the FDA needs to be standing up to the food manufacturers to protect the safety of food, reinforce the safety rules on food and the workers who handled consumer goods, so food can be free of contamination. Too many unknown additives are being added to people 's food for color, flavor, and to the preservation, In a time like this when all kinds of unknown sicknesses and diseases are coming upon people. We as consumers, need to be calling on the people whom we have elected and put into office to make changes to an industry that is cutting people life short in the name of profits.
The population has the power to choose what we eat and how the food industry is shaped. There are many important questions that we need to ask ourselves in order to keep the food industry in check. These questions are: How do we know our food is safe? What should we eat? How should food be distributed?
Food sovereignty is the assertion that people have the right to define their own food systems, with respect for their own cultures and resource management systems. This idea emerged in the context of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina, and is therefore situated in the context of the global agrarian crisis as an alternative way to think about food security (McMichael 2014). Food sovereignty is radical and counter-hegemonic in the sense that it puts those who produce, distribute, and consume food at the center of decisions in their own food systems. Otherwise, the demands of the market and global corporations would regulate the food system. Yet, food sovereignty has been transposed into a variety of new contexts since the 1980s that have created alternate arguments and benefits for thinking about food sovereignty, including its use as a force of community independence and a “continuation of anti-colonial struggles” (Grey and Patel 2015).
This essay will discuss the second MDG, which aims to; end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030 (United Nations, 2016). Although there are structures in place to ensure the progress of this goal, there are geographical barriers that institutions and governments must overcome in order to achieve this goal. Firstly, inequality, which is characterised by the great divide between the rich and poor. Secondly, unsustainable consumption patterns which is contributing to the issue of global food security. Thirdly, the institutional structures that are impeding the ability for people to have access to and produce sustainable food practices.
Film Reaction #2 Yabari Avalos Northeastern Illinois University Introduction In this Film Reaction paper will be about the documentary FOOD INC on how policies have affected human rights as well into international. The social problem is often our starting point as social workers, it is our awareness of some global problem that leads us to take an interest in international social work. As well on how international policies and on how our government is. We are expected to apply our strategies to make this world a better place. International Policies vs Individuals across boarders There is many concerns about the mechanisms for and responsibilities of social workers in effectively creating a global environment consistent with social work ethics and values, especially those concerned with social and economic justice and well-being for all people.
In the quote provided by Glotfelty, she states that in order for human beings to effectively overcome a global crisis they must first analyze how their ethical systems function. Exemplifying an understanding of ethics, the human code for right and wrong, gives better weight of being able to propose an idea for reformation. Ethics is the moral code and philosophy that dictates and systemizes the rules of conduct for many societies, without it society would be lurched into turmoil. Soylent Green, for example, illustrates a Dystopian world where food shortages is a major environmental issue, it’s due to the lack of resources that people’s overall sense of morality and sense of ethics is being called into question. Over the course of the film, we’re given