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Unformatted text preview: Advances in medicine, nutrition, safety, living standards The boomer effect o Baby Boomers: people born between 1946 and 1964 have caused the major demographic changes that have occurred in the later half of the 20 th century o As boomers reach retirement age, the proportion of the elderly population is expected to double Women in the work force o Many socioeconomic factors have altered the way Americans live and work o More women working o Postponing marriage and childbearing o Smaller, less traditional marriage o Almost 6 out of 10 women of working age are in the work force, roughly twice as many as in 1950 The Food System o Technical, social and econimc structure that provides food to the population Production Manfucaturing and processing Marketing and distribution consumption...
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