THE TRUE COSTS OF INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD | Food | Scoop.it

24 March, 2013 - Other Worlds

The objective of much of our industrial food system is to provide a profit to shareholders and CEOs. Coca-Cola’s advertising budget was over $2.9 billion dollars in 2010, money well spent from a stockholder’s point of view: profits that year were $11.8 billion.

The current system, however, was not built only to amass wealth. Many policymakers and supporters, historically as today, have been driven by the conviction that industrial agriculture is the best way to produce massive amounts of affordable food. And in some ways it has accomplished this. People in the U.S. spend relatively little on food – about 7 percent of their total spending, as compared to 13 percent in France, 23 percent in Mexico, and 38 percent in Vietnam.

On the buying end, it seems an irresistibly good deal, our 99¢ soda or $1.50 loaf of bread. But these prices represent just a fraction of the true costs of getting that soda and bread into our shopping bags. We pay for the hidden costs of the corporate food supply chain in multiple ways, not all of them financially.... http://www.otherworldsarepossible.org/other-worlds/true-costs-industrialized-food

 

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Educational slide shows, articles, web links on food safety, GMOs, biopharming http://ow.ly/jrdWC

The open-access powerpoints on the Food Justice/Food Safety page of the Public Health and Social Justice website have just been updated - see http://phsj.org/food-safety-issues/ or for the main page of the website, see http://phsj.org/. The site gets around 15,000 page views per month.

 

MYTHS AND OUTRIGHT LIES ABOUT THE ALLEGED BENEFITS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS http://ow.ly/l5beo #GE #GMOs http://sco.lt/4sEmUD

 

U.S. GMO FOOD LABELING DRIVE GOES GLOBAL - MARCH 25, 2013 http://sco.lt/4sEmUD

 

ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS -- AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7ZewEr

 

HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/4m8ptp

 

HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/6xAPtx

 

TOO  MUCH POWER IN TOO FEW HANDS : FOOD GIANTS TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7d5xkP

 

OXFAM:  WORLD'S LARGET FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

September 4, 2012

THE SEVEN DEADLY MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE  http://www.alternet.org/story/13904/the_seven_deadly_myths_of_industrial_agriculture%3A_myth_three

 

*****MORE, BIGGER, FASTER:  AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

 

24 March, 2013 - Huffington Pot Tech UK - Michael Hart (Farmer)
+++++ VIDEO: MY WAR AGAINST GM CROPS http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/michael-hart/gm-crops-my-war_b_2915610.html

 

INDUSTRIAL FOOD IS CHEAP : CAFO - THE TRAGEDY OF INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FACTORIES :: The Book, Myths http://www.cafothebook.org/thebook_myths.htm

 

THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

MONSANTO CONTROLS YOUR DIET http://sco.lt/7y3prN

 

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/99oDEP

 

 

WATCH: "GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES"  - YouTube 1:24:59  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrWRzxMUfDE

 


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