Impacts of a Borderless Society
Every day individuals all over the world go to their local grocery stores to buy products
to fulfill their breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs.
When picking products, individuals have so
many brands of products to choose from.
The problem is that not many people will think about
where these products came from or what chain of events had occurred to get these products into
their local grocery store.
In one aspect, this chain of events can be very beneficial, but with
every ecological and economic advantage, a disadvantage is sure to follow.
In discussing the chain of events that occur for two different meals that make it onto
our dinner tables, I will discuss breakfast and dinner.
Breakfast will consist of Sunny Farm
Eggs, Sunbeam white bread, and a glass of Tropicana orange juice.
Dinner will consist of Shady
Brook Farms chicken breast and an Eagle Eye baked potato.
All of these items were purchased
at Wal-Mart in Hazleton Pennsylvania.
Sunny Farm Eggs are produced at Hillandale Farms in New Hampton Iowa.
can make it to the grocery store, there are several events that take place.
According to the
American Egg Board (2009), hens on a farm are fed nutritional, high quality feed that includes
vitamins and minerals.
The hens lay eggs in an environment that is highly controlled.
ensures that high quality eggs are produced.
Next, individuals on a farm gather the eggs by
The eggs are washed and sanitized to remove a coating, or bloom, which is applied to the
egg as it leaves the hens body.
Next, candling takes place.
The eggs are help up to a light to
inspect the interior of the egg without breaking the egg’s shell.
Based on the exterior and interior
quality, the eggs are given a classification of AA, A, or B (American Egg Board, 2009).
the eggs are sorted based on their size and placed into cartons large end-up.
The cartons that the
eggs come in may be produced locally, or they may be purchased from hundreds of miles away,