No Bar Codes - much of a difference between Whole Foods and...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Quinn Torres 11 April 2008 CO 150 sec. 6464 No Bar Code Summary: In the article No Bar Code”, Michael Pollan brings to our attention how in this age, no one pays attention to what happened to their food before it was eaten. Today, “Instead of getting stories about how it was produced accompanying our food, we get bar codes—as illegible as the industrial food chain itself, and a fair symbol of its almost total opacity.” Pollan goes on to tell us about a man named Joel Salatin who works at Polyface Farm, an type of organic farm not many people today hear of. Salatin refuses to take his food anywhere further than a half days drive because he doesn’t believe that any further than that is truly sustainable or organic. In addition he believes that “there isn’t
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: much of a difference between Whole Foods and Wal Mart,” to him they are both these large industrial corporations that will ship their food to wherever it can be best sold. Pollan also brings in a man named Wendell Berry into his essay, Berry believes that there may be a rebellion growing in the local food systems against then growing market. However, Salatin ends with this, “We don’t have to beat them, I’m not even sure we should try… All we need to do is empower individuals with the right philosophy and the right information to opt out en masse.” He’s not trying to force us into something, but wants us to be informed, and if we are, we will most likely feel differently then we do now....
View Full Document

  • Spring '08
  • Moran
  • Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm, industrial food chain, Bar Code Summary

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern