Running Head: FOOD INC. DOCUMENTARY 1 Food Inc. Documentary Name of Student Name of Institution Date
FOOD INC. DOCUMENTARY 2 1. What imagery is used to sell food in America during the twenty-first century? The pictures adopted in advertising of foods are of farmers and farms. The fantasy in this advertising is the allure that one is purchasing natural products, not processed. 2. How many different products does the average American supermarket sell? A modern American supermarket has on average 47,000 products. Seasons and manufacturing methods do not limit products are adopted to keep the products fresh throughout the entire year. 3. According to this film, how would one characterize the typical producer of food in America? Producers are manufacturers not farmers producing dangerous products, keeping secrets about how and what they are providing to maintain the consumer base from the public. Producers abuse the workers and the product. 4. What commercial development led to the emergence of the industrial food system? Drive inns revolutionized industrial food systems. This form of restaurants provided an option of fast foods. These types of restaurants provided meals for clients who were in a hurry. 5. What role did McDonald's Restaurants play in this trend in food production? McDonald decided to cut on costs by specializing the tasks of the workers, eliminated some ingredients, and prioritized on taste. They then ensured production would create a uniform product everywhere. 6. In 1970 what the five largest packers dominated percentage of the meat packing industry? The largest packers of beef in 1970 dominated about 25% of the market. The five packers were swift, armour, IBP, Morrel, and map Xl.
FOOD INC. DOCUMENTARY 3 7. What is the percentage today controlled by the four largest meat packers? The top four industries in beef production control more than 80% of the market. Pork also experiences a dominance of four production and packaging companies. 8. What was Tyson's response to the filmmakers visiting the buildings where chickens are housed? Tyson representative asserted their authority by threatening farmers from allowing filming into the henhouses. Most farmers yielded to pressure in order not to lose business. 9. What were conditions like in the henhouse in the one chicken farm that allowed filming? The farmer uses open windows to allow sunlight to the chicken, unhygienic with dust and fecal matter all over, and a crowded henhouse. The rapid growth leads to the chicken whose bones can't hold their weight and death. 10. What role do antibiotics play in the mass production of chickens Antibiotics are used to fight off bacteria in mass production, often ingested through the feed.
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