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Unformatted text preview: premium foods has translated into grotesque and unsustainable forms of production. Farmers in many countries are unable to keep up with the food demands and are resorting to shady practices in order to cut costs and increase productivity. The food economy has created a system in which some have no food options at all and some have too many options, albeit of a somewhat spurious kind. In the middle is a bottleneck-a relatively small number of wholesalers and buyers who largely determine what the starving farmers produce and what the stuffed consumers eat. This can explain how the world has become both starved and stuffed. Questions:-Is the price of good food going up? -Is there no way to make good food faster? If we can lower the time it takes to raise a chicken for fast food, cant we devise methods that maintain the quality but shorten the time span?...
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