How the food gets made/Photo of the day

OMG, this NYT Magazine feature on the scale of modern industrial agriculture featuring photos and videos is just amazing!  The animal photos generally made me sad (and thinking I really need to eat less meat and dairy), so here’s a great shot of carrots:

Product: Carrots
Facility: Grimmway Farms’ Malaga facility
Location: Kern County, Calif.
Output: 25 million pounds of carrots per week

Grimmway is one of the largest carrot growers in the world. In this part of the Malaga facility, whole carrots are washed, sized and cut into two-inch “baby” pieces before passing through color sorters — where 360-degree high-speed cameras and sensors spot defective carrots and air jets push them off the line for use in juices or cattle feed.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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