1.) (a) What has been the role of public opinion in shaping what “Food, Inc.” calls the industrial food system? (b) Do you think the public has a right to know “what is going on in the kitchen”? (c) Is it in the interest of the media to inform us on this issue? (d) What might be the impact of a fully-informed public?
1. (a) The role of public opinion is neglected. The industry does not want public to know where the food is come from, because the food is coming from factor and enormous assembly lines, but not the farm.
(b) I think the public has the right to know what is going on. Unfortunately, most of us do not question where the food comes from.
(c) It is the interest of the media to inform us on this issue because media can reveal the hidden message and truth.
(d) The media would no longer exist if the public is fully-informed.
(2.) The government heavily subsidizes corn production. The question is why. (a) What is the role of interest groups and campaign financing in the production of so much cheap corn? (b) Who benefits most from these policies?
2. There are so much industrial food products are made from corn, such as cheese, peanut butter, etc.
(a) Government encourage the food company to over grow and made policies out of it. The food company such as Tyson gives their money to people as farm bill.
(b) The food company benefits from these policies.
(3.) (a) Why hasn’t government exercised greater oversight over the food industry? Who benefits most from “toothless” regulatory agencies? (b) Is self-policing by industry sufficient? Why or why not?
(a) The food agency FDA is controlled to scrutinize the food company.
The food industry benefits because that’s how they want it to be.
(b) No. Because they will make a even greater profit without someone watching them.
(4.) In what ways have the meat and poultry industry used the courts to advance their interest and to negate the interests of the general public?
The courts will decline...