2.24.11 - 1. Why are hunger and obesity two sides of the...

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1. Why are hunger and obesity two sides of the same problem? They are both linked through chains of production. Guided by the profit motive, the corporations that sell our food shape and constrain how we eat, and how we think about food. 2. How is it possible that malnourished children are at a greater risk of becoming obese as adults? Their bodies, broken by childhood poverty, metabolize and store food poorly. As a result, they’re at greater risk of storing as fat the food that they can access. 3. What is consolidation of the food system and why does it matter for the food the planet is eating? The consolidation of the food system today means that there are few corners of the food system untouched by agribusiness giants. The ten largest companies control half world’s seed supply. We get our food from a very few number of suppliers. 4. Argue why or why not there has been a primitive accumulation of food preparation by corporations. Yes, there has been a primitive accumulation of food preparation
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 136 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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2.24.11 - 1. Why are hunger and obesity two sides of the...

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