Where does food come from? How is it made?
You know the answer already, don’t you?
Food comes from farms — right?
true that most food comes from farms in the first
place, but most of the stuff people eat today
has been processed so much in factories that the
only way you can know what’s in it is by
looking at the list of ingredients. And
if you do that, you may get a shock because you
won’t know what half the things are.
What do you make of these, for example?
What is this stuff?
some chips, salted peanuts, breakfast
cereals and many other things)
disodium ethylene diamine tetra acetate (in
salad dressings and some drinks)
L-ascorbate (a form
of vitamin C)
sounding names, and some of these additives may
materials for food come from farming. Some
of these get eaten raw like lettuces or apples.
Most gets processed and packaged up. Farming has a long history but has now got so huge that it has become a serious
problem for other life on the planet.
The other big
source of food raw materials is from fishing including
People eat some seafood raw, same as me (YUM!).
Everything else is processed.
But sadly, fishing — like farming — has
got to be such a huge industry that it is natural balances upsetting
in the world's rivers, lakes,
seas and oceans.
Let’s have a look
at Farming, Fishing and Processing over the
next three pages...