A1B: “Big” operations today have to make moral decisions to provide consumers with a fair priced and healthy food product for them to consume. This is done by having a contract done between the business’s that are involved in the processing and packaging of food. The whole point of these companies is to be Utilitarian’s and do what’s good for everyone. “Big” operations provide the world with a lot of products that are produced by them that feed the world, they’re a huge player in production, morally they have to do the right thing.
October 20, 2017 Author: Christopher Bedford Article: 7 - Agri-Intellectual Reason (A Response to Blake Hurst) Authors Note: The author Christopher Bedford was very insightful on the background of the ag industry. However, I was not able to see where he is qualified to give his opinion on this topic, it did not
say if he had his degree in the agriculture sector. I did think his facts sounded like someone who was qualified to comment on this subject. Notes: What does CAFO stand for? – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation. Who states that the food operations are in charge of how farmers and growers produce crops and how the livestock farmers raise their animals? Farmers are subject to the public scrutinize because of these food produce operations which in layman terms is the “market”. So that means what majority of everyone is doing, everyone must follow. I can understand having regulations for farmers to follow, but for them to be told how to farm and what to farm is not right. “Black listed?” – Means that they are not following the rules, so they are not worthy of working with, the same principle of getting black listed in the work industry you will be lucky to get hired in that career field. I agree with fighting back against the policies, trying to reclaim how farming was done and practiced before the food operations got involved.
I believe farmers should have rights, not be under some contract that isn’t fair or right.
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