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Food Science 1500 Food Science 1500 Food Choices and Issues Food Choices and Issues Spring 2009 Spring 2009 WELCOME
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Lecture # 2 Understanding The Food System
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The Food System Technical, social, & economic structure that supplies food to the population Production (farming, ranching & fishing) Manufacturing & Processing (preservation) Consumption
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The Food Dollar in 2002 Farm Value 19 ¢ or % Marketing Bill 81 ¢ or %
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The Food Dollar in 2002 Component % or ¢ 38.5 8.0 4 3.5 4.5
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The Food Dollar in 2002 Component % or ¢ 4.0 Depreciation 3.5 Rent 4.5 Interest 2.5 Repairs 1.5 Business taxes 3.5 Other costs 3.0 100.0
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Supply Chain Complexity Kennedy, 2007
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2.1 Million U.S. Farms ? Million Farms in Other countries 31,000 U.S. Processing Sites 94,000 non-US Processing Sites 19,000 Domestic Packers/Repackers 87,000 non-US Packers/Repackers 945,000 restaurants 224,000 Retail Food Stores U.S. Global  Food System Kennedy, 2008
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Agriculture Largest industry in the world
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course FD SC 150 taught by Professor Gravani&miller during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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