Filed under: Food + Health
The more I learn about the food I eat, the more I realize it is much bigger than I thought.
According to an article about Slaughterhouse Blues most people do not know much about the food they eat or the conditions that food is processed in.
“Slaughterhouses are now located in rural areas that rarely get much attention from the national media. … Most Americans live in cities or suburbs and have little idea where their food comes from.”
I have little idea where most of my food comes from, and I live in the Midwest, America’s farm.
I never thought of the dangerous work conditions of meat processing plants, including repetitive stress injury, and the wages of the workers.
However, there may be light at the end of the tunnel in the way New Zealand is dealing with meat.
According to the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand, one of their goals is to
“be at the forefront of international food safety and the environmental sustainability of agricultural production thereby maintaining competitive advantage.”
New Zealand is fighting for better conditions, I hope America is watching and listening.
– Tyler Waugh
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