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1 Elena Walker CAHS 2000 November 18, 2008

2 Food is considered a form of ritual Linkage of food with holiday gatherings, occasions, and festivals pizza night Tuesdays or mac and cheese Saturdays

3 Christmas eggnog, elaborate cakes Thanksgiving : cooking the entire turkey Halloween pumpkins Special Occasions most pastries, pies, puddings, and cakes reserved in Europe

4 Began Sept. 30, 2008 Retailers have six months after effective date to comply with COOL law Advantage: Supports U.S. farmers and producers These labels are placed on meat packages or as placards in the meat section

5 Product of the U.S.Multiple countries of originImported finished products sold at retailAnimals imported for immediate slaughter

6 Production of food and non-food crops for widespread distribution Distinguished by large amounts of cultivated land advanced technology (hybrid seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides) producing or growing only one specific type of crop Monocultures

7 Advantages Farmers able to focus and become more efficient with one specific crop Better for the earth Healthier more resilient soil Less waste and loss due to inefficient harvesting Disadvantages Lack of diversity in harvesting A natural disaster can destroy the entire crop

8 The switch from corn to an increase in soybeans High initial costs of growing corn has contributed to the switch Soy fiber, also considered soybean fiber is light, soft, and has a cashmere feel Made from renewable natural resources and considered a sustainable textile fiber

9 Liquid diet formulas in hospitals and infant formulas Low-calorie breads Bakery products such as doughnuts and pastries Included in protein rich foods such as: eggs, pork, beef, and fish Other foods: tofu, soymilk, soy yogurt, soy cheese

10 Considered a dietary fiber (provide more choices for health-conscious consumers). American Heart Association (AHA) suggest that soy can lower saturated fat and cholesterol intake. To promote heart health soy protein foods are recommended by the AHA.

11 Packaging Safety :microbial growth, delaying oxidation, tamper visibility Food mislabeling: omits critical warning for consumers Processing Ingredients Safe canning and packaging Food quality Proper management of freshness, tastes, flavors, and aromas Loss of quality

12 Nutrition What are the health benefits Traceability How was the food grown Trace back to original source Farming practices Fair labor conditions organic alternatives

13 Alabama Farmers Federation Mobile County Farmers Federation American Farm Bureau Federation (FB Newspaper) Alabama Cooperative Extension System National FFA Organization

14 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Direct relationship with people who actually eat the food Main harvest concerns: nutrition and flavor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPh1S2bN4C8 ProducerDirectly to Consumer

15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUBf_a3EtQU Advantages Members share the benefits of the harvest throughout the season Sense of community ownership Build community relationships Farmers gain some financial security and receive better prices for their crops Disadvantages Share risks of harvesting Natural occurrences such as unfavorable weather or pesticide

16 World Food Program Headquartered in Rome, Italy Considered the largest humanitarian organization in the world Local Auburn University group called the Committee of 19 Various community activities every month where proceeds benefit the program

17 Finding ways to maximize use of renewable or recycled source materials Pesticides and toxic concerns with industrial food production Managing water supply: more efficient and productive ways to use water

18 Pizza Hut outside the box pizza Introduces a premium bacon mac n cheese dish An extension to the Tuscani pasta dishes Dominos Pizza Oven-baked sandwiches (priced at $4.99 each) Aimed at capturing lunch business Grab and go options Pancakes pods, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches Frozen bagel sticks, grab and go cereal packs

19 More protective and convenient options for on the go food Sustainable Packaging Coalition: a food industry group that collaborates in an effort to transform packaging into a sustainable flow of materials http://www.sustainablepackaging.org/about_vision.asp

20 Pizza Hut implementing a facebook application for placing orders Subway select locations offers consumers the option of ordering through text messaging

21 Chipotle currently consumers can place and pay for their orders online in the process of implementing an iPhone application Kraft created an iPhone application consumers can download recipes and shopping lists for the grocery store


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