SC300-Unit6Assignment-Example-Impacts of a Borderless Society-Copy

SC300-Unit6Assignment-Example-Impacts of a Borderless Society-Copy

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Running head: IMPACTS OF A BORDERLESS SOCIETY 1 Impacts of a Borderless Society Kaplan University Big Ideas in Science: From Methods to Mutation
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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. Before eggs 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. This ensures that high quality eggs are produced. Next, individuals on a farm gather the eggs by hand. 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). Next, 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,
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and then shipped by truck in large quantities to the farm. After the eggs are sorted and packed, they are placed on a refrigerated truck, and sent to different parts of the United States within a three day travel time. The eggs are shipped to grocery stores based on their order quantity, and will make it there within one to three days of leaving the farm (American Egg Board, 2009). The Sunbeam white bread is made at an Aunt Millie’s production facility in Ft. Wayne Indiana. Before the production facility can make the bread, the purchasing department must make sure that they have the ingredients necessary for production. The purchasing department will negotiate pricing of the ingredients with several suppliers around the United States and around the world. Once the ingredients are in-house the first step can begin. This step is known
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