Category Archives The Food Industry – Where are we and how did we get here?

In trying to understand the current food industry and how it works, taking a look a chicken is a good place to start. In broad strokes, the chicken industry does not paint humans in good light. From the time the egg is hatched, to what happens with the meat, there is so much wrong with the picture. The cost for…

When it comes to food processing and additives it’s so easy to think that surely adding vitamins to bread is a good thing? And reducing fat can’t be bad? The problem lies in the fact that we just don’t know enough to be able to meddle with nature. The relationships that exist, for example between nutrients in food and how…

I believe that food processing started from a very good place. Food scientists wanted to use what they had learned to help make people healthier. In about the 1950’s a report came out with the hypothesis that it was the fat in our that was causing cholesterol problems and heart disease. To help out with this scientists changed the make-up…

If you read about the history of food (or in my case Food in History) you’ll see that up until recently it was all about finding a way to get access to food. For a long time our ancestors lives revolved around finding food sources, growing food, making food. As agriculture, storing methods, and cooking methods developed people began to…

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