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Smithfield to expand meat processing plant in North Carolina - Food Business Review

Smithfield Packing, a subsidiary of US-based pork processor Smithfield Foods, plans to invest $85.5m to expand its meat processing plant in Kinston,...

...After watching Food, Inc. I found this article about a meat processing plant in North Carolina and learned that it is investing $85.5 million dollars in an effort to expand its meat processing plant. It was eye-opening to learn that most of the food that consumers eat is all packaged in a select number of very large packing plants, and then distributed all across the nation. Because of this large business, the owners are willing to do whatever they can to make money.


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How 10 Billion Will Live

How 10 Billion Will Live | Environmental Science Issues | Scoop.it

As Earth hits 7 billion residents, can we manage 3 billion more by the end of the century? Many questions come into play for the prediction of this population landmark. What will be the standard quality of living. Will there be enough jobs? Will there be enough food? Enough living space? Many scientists begin to explore these questions now in a hope that they can identify future problems. In class, we have been discussing the struggles that the world is having in the food industry right now. The distribution of the food is not equal and the production is not growing at the same rate as the world population and that is what is causing poverty and starvation in some parts of the world.

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Beef program to track cattle from pasture to plate - British Columbia - CBC News

Beef program to track cattle from pasture to plate - British Columbia - CBC News | Environmental Science Issues | Scoop.it

B.C. consumers may eventually be able to track where their beef has come from, including what a cow ate and whether it had any antibiotics or vaccines. With all the different hormones and drugs that farmers can give to their animals to save money, the consumer has become cautious about where their food is actually coming from. In Canada, they are taking the first steps into a process that tracks the meat and what has been done to it so that the consumer is at ease.


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Pink Slime

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McDonald's has announced that it is discontinuing the use of ammonium hyrdoxide, or pink slime in its hamburgers. We learned about this meat filler when we watched Food Inc.  We saw the many ways that fast food companies attempt to cut production costs. The problem with pink slime is that it is not very healthy, despite killing E. Coli.


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Mac Donald Group 3's curator insight, May 10, 2014 5:56 PM

As McDonald's is making changes in order to adapt to the new needs of consumers, it is important to analyse the way it is changing.

 

Apart from improving the service and menu, McDonald’s is also changing the way it used to do its principal dish, Hamburgers. This had been the principal critic of this restaurant and the way they made it was even more criticized, because is synonymous of unhealthy food habits and a factor of obesity in many countries. The goal of those changes is to regain customer’s trust, giving them the image of what they eat is healthy for real and won´t affect their health.

 

This could be the biggest modification made by this company as the recipe has been always the same and has attracted consumers, and this for sure will change the way people think in McDonald’s, although is difficult to gain new clients that believe this restaurant to be unhealthy

 

 

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Mobile Worker Population To Reach 1.3 Bn By 2015 - Moneycontrol.com

Mobile Worker Population To Reach 1.3 Bn By 2015 - Moneycontrol.com | Environmental Science Issues | Scoop.it
Scientific AmericanMobile Worker Population To Reach 1.3 Bn By 2015Moneycontrol.comBy 2015, the world's mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion, representing 37.2% of the total workforce.
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Beef program to track cattle from pasture to plate - British Columbia - CBC News

Beef program to track cattle from pasture to plate - British Columbia - CBC News | Environmental Science Issues | Scoop.it

B.C. consumers may eventually be able to track where their beef has come from, including what a cow ate and whether it had any antibiotics or vaccines. With the new developments of hormones and other growth substances used to produce food, the consumer might become skeptical as to where their food is really coming from. In Canada, B.C., they are taking the first steps towards actually tracking meat from the farm to the market, keeping up with what it has been fed, so that the customer is confident in what they are buying.


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Smithfield to expand meat processing plant in North Carolina - Food Business Review

Smithfield Packing, a subsidiary of US-based pork processor Smithfield Foods, plans to invest $85.5m to expand its meat processing plant in Kinston,...

... It is amazing to think that all that food that is shipped across the country is packaged at a select amount of packing plants because of the desire for these owners to make everything so cheap to make a large profit. An $85.5 million dollar expansion just shows how much money this industry really brings in.


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» Food Prices Could Hit Tipping Point for Global Unrest

» Food Prices Could Hit Tipping Point for Global Unrest | Environmental Science Issues | Scoop.it

When food shortages and rising prices drive people to desperation, social unrest soon follows. It's as true today as it was in 18th-century France. We learned in the last chapter that the problem isnt that the world doesnt have enough food to suplly everyone. It is the fact that the distribution is not equal and the wealthy take more food than the poor, leaving them with very little. Also, the food industry is not keeping up with the rapidly growing world population.


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How 10 Billion Will Live

How 10 Billion Will Live | Environmental Science Issues | Scoop.it

By the end of the century, it is estimated that 10 billion people will be living on our planet.  In our class, we have discussed how we will sustain 7 billion people; now economists are already preparing for 10 billion. Studies from George Mason University have concluded that the majority of the next 3 billion will be living in a country with a government that has high fragility. From the countries we have studied recently, these countries have people that have high birth rates.

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BEG_i-144.qxd 6/10/04 1:46 PM Page 17 3. World Population Growth Population dynamics are one of the key centuries, with death rates in developing factors to consider when thinking about countries plummeting after World ...
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