Changes in the Food Supply Through History

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Food is any substance that can provide nutritious support for the body. Historically, people get food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food supply consumed by the world population is provided by the food industry. So how has the food changed and what’s wrong with it nowadays? First of all, I would like to start off by talking about the problems with food, and more individually, the food industry. Since technology came, the food industry has really begun to gain influence from all around the world. If you take a closer look at developed countries like USA or Japan, farms can no longer be found. And if you found them, they will definitely already be bought by the monopolies of the food industry, and of course they won’t look like the farms that you used to see in movies. They won’t be raising chickens and cows outdoor anymore. Instead, they will be manufacturing meat and eggs by putting hundred and thousand of cows and chickens into warehouse-looking cages. Animals will be fed with food so called “nutritious and science-engineered”, in another way of saying: food that they’re not supposed to be eating. According to a documentary called “Food Inc”, some chickens even collapsed and died because of the food that they consumed. Cows are being fed with enormous amount of corn that their organs cannot dissolve the E.coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria which is a common source of food poisoning. At the same time, this also happens to the
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