posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 03:36 PM
Originally posted by TrueBrit Now , Golf66, do you actually physically remove the food from the ground it is grown in, and pass it to a
transportation expert so that it can be distributed, or are you involved in the process in a strictly paper work job?
Well, mostly I run a dairy operation so mostly it’s getting the food out of the teat but anyway I do grow some organic soy and alfalfa hay. Its
24/7 job running a dairy with just my family as the employees.
Originally posted by TrueBrit The only people in the chain who SHOULD be paid for food production, are the guys and gals who pull the
crop out of the fields, and the folks who deliver it/sell it. There should not be multi national companies, involved in agriculture. If big firms got
the hell out of the way, there would be an awful lot more money and food to go round.
It a little naive to think that me and the guy who pick up the milk are the only ones in the chain. There are many steps in the process.
Pasteurization, packaging, storage, shipping, receiving, and even now recycling. International supply chains are very complicated and costly to
operate and require many people at all levels to supervise and execute the plans to prevent spoilage.
What you are saying is like in Soviet Russia when there were only farmers and the government who collected it all and distributed it. Tons and tons
of waste were involved because there was no incentive for the individuals involved in distribution to be successful.
Now the only place I think there should be some more regulation would be on the commodities speculation market. They drive up prices and really never
even touch the product. It’s money making money – you can only make money off of nothing for so long and we are seeing the results of that in