Do we really take into consideration the origin of food and primary production when choosing what to eat?
What happens in the agro-food chain matters on the food we eat?
The agro-food chain is a set of actions and actors that are involve technically and economically related, from primary production (raw material) to the consumer, including packaging, industrialization and distribution processes. In short. The agri-food chain is the linked events in the production of food, from ‘farm to fork’.
The different links in the food chain must assume their own responsibility.
At the first level are the primary producers and at the last level are the consumers, who buy and consume this food.
1. Primary production: agriculture, stockbreeding, hunting and fishing
Primary production is the first link in the chain and corresponds to the production or farming of land products, livestock, hunting and fishing, i.e. the “raw material”.
2 Food industry
The food industry is responsible for the production of a foodstuff from the raw material that arrives from primary production. Industry undertakes processing and enforces quality checks and food standards.
3 Logistic and distribution
Logistics and big distributors collect, transports and store raw materials from primary production to all food supply chain.
5 The consumer is the last link in the food chain and also has important responsibilities in ensuring food safety. The consumer has the final decision. And they has the option to choose responsibly. Organics.
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Glyphosate Contamination in Food Goes Far Beyond Oat Products
Glyphosate was detected in all of the wheat-based foods. Pasta samples contained glyphosate at levels ranging from 60 to 150 parts per billion. Cereal samples had lower levels, with most just above the limit of detection, possibly due to the variety of wheat used or cross contamination. Read full article
Laboratory tests have detected glyphosate, in seven brands of Italian spaghetti, according to the Italian food industry website il Salvagente. Tests were conducted on 20 brands of spaghetti and traces of glyphosate were found in seven of them. The brands testing positive were Divella, Esselunga, Eurospin, Garofalo, Lidl, Rummo, and Agnesi. All the brands except Agnesi were made with wheat from outside of Italy, most likely from Canada. Italy imports 2.42 billion pounds of durum wheat from Canada each year. Canadian farmers are known to spray glyphosate on their wheat crop just before harvest to dry it down more uniformly for better harvesting. But the pre-harvest glyphosate practice is known to significantly increase glyphosate residues in foods made with wheat. Read more