Saturday, 9 August 2014

The B’org Food Chain Wraps Around the Globe

Fast Food Chains:  Please see Wiki’s list of Fast Food Restaurant Chains, a few of which one can easily recognise as global enterprises.
Supermarket Chains: Please see Wiki’s list of Supermarket Chains which have branches in more than one country.

This information is significant because an ever increasing portion of the global population buy all of their food from fast food outlets or supermarkets.  The global nature of these businesses requires global laws and institutions such as the Global Harmonization Initiative which was set up by the US-Based Institute of Food Technologists and the European Federation of Food Science and Technology in 2004 to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.

Many people do not see anything wrong with eating in fast food restaurants and the weekly shop in the nearby superstore.  Unfortunately, these habits are impinging on the nature of food and nature itself.  For instance, I recently wrote to the UK Department of Environment Food and Agriculture about my lack of access to raw milk.  Raw milk is a nutritious product, but it does not fit in with the efficient global food marketplace.  It is becoming harder every day to trade in products such as raw milk to local consumers and I would like to share with the readers of this blog the articles I published on my Dairy Dream blog about this. 


Photo credit with thanks:  Global Dairy Innovation