Ase Study: McDonalds & Fast Food Chains

Use the following case study to examine how the global production of tomatoes leads to greater connections between the Global South and the Global North.

Question: How is the production of tomatoes linked to the consumption of tomatoes? What are some of the social, cultural, economic, political, or environmental consequences of these links? Are there common patterns across the food chain? Are there alternative models of production/consumption that might rectify the issues you have listed? How would these be implemented?

Sources: Film Food,Inc.
1. Barndt, Deborah. 2008. Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and Globalization the Tomato Trail, Second Edition. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

2. Shiva, Vandana. 1997. Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge. Boston: South End Press.