Unit 6 Assignment - My Food has Traveled a few too Many...

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My Food has Traveled a few too Many Miles for Consumption 1 My Food has Traveled a few too Many Miles for Consumption Joanna Aeschbacker Kaplan University
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My Food has Traveled a few too Many Miles for Consumption 2 Abstract After looking over the requirements of this assignment, I realized how completely oblivious I am. I have never really given a second thought to where the foods I buy at the grocery store are coming from. I am completely unaware of what I am really feeding my children. I guess I have been living a somewhat blissfully ignorant existence. What an eye opener! Tonight’s dinner was herded off the shelves at my local Kroger’s. Kroger’s is about 1 mile down the street. Wal-mart is about 5 miles away. I felt like I was partly doing my civic duty by not wasting the extra gas for the convenience and substantially lower prices at Wal-Mart. But now I realize my efforts were in vein. There is an Amish food store about 2 miles away that I think I will start shopping at now. The menu tonight consisted of steak fajitas and rice. I whipped out the packaging from the trash to find the recently required COOL label displaying the country of origin. The steak was a product of the USA. That’s it. Not sure exactly WHERE, but at least it is somewhere on the continent. The prepackaged saffron rice was equally evasive; simply stating it was a Product of Mexico. I would like to imagine that the steak I ate came from cattle grazing on an open plain somewhere in the
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course SCIENCE 300 taught by Professor Alexander during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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Unit 6 Assignment - My Food has Traveled a few too Many...

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