Impacts of a Borderless Society

Apr 15th, 2015
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For this assignment, you will write an essay in which you analyze a meal provided to you by your instructor in the weekly announcement. Address the following questions as you write your assignment. • If you were to purchase each item at a local chain grocery store, where would these items be sourced? For example, where were the fruits, vegetables, and/or meats grown immediately prior to sale? Do not discuss the history or origin of the item i.e., “corn or maize originated in Mexico around 2500 BC.” • Discuss the events and methods of production that allowed your local grocery store to carry these items.What farming methods were likely used to grow these items and how do these methods impact the environment around the farms as well as the employees who work within these establishments • Were the items grown and shipped in from another country? • What types of processing and packaging must take place in order for you to be able to purchase the product? If you were to follow the suggestions

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Impacts of a Borderless SocietyNameClass DateProfessorImpacts of a Borderless Society When a person sits down to a meal there is no consideration about where the food came from and what it had to go through to get there. Food comes from locations all over the world or all over the country and travels an average of a thousand plus miles before it gets to its final location. For a full breakfast the type of travel that would be involved to deliver the products that end up on the breakfast table would go into the thousands of miles. The impact of the miles travelled could be reduced if food was purchased from local farmers and food manufacturers it would reduce the impact to the environment. An average full, breakfast meal consists of eggs, bacons, wheat toast, and glass of orange juice. The eggs could come from local farmers or they can be shipped in by the bigger poultry farms. In Texas the majority of eggs are produced by Sanford Farms but the nearest eggs and chicken plant is 200 miles away in Fort Worth Texas. What should be the most easily obtained food product still travels several miles before landing on the breakfast plate. Wheat to make the whole wheat toast comes from wheat farmers. Wheat is grown in many different states and could have travelled as far as Washington State in order to be produced into bread. Bacon is a meat product that comes from a pig. In Texas there are many pig farmers but in truth the bacon could come fr

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