THE GUARDIAN: The chicken scandal and a dysfunctional food industry

Press/Media: Expert comment

Release date: 1/10/2017

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Why the surprise that there is seemingly malpractice in the poultry supply chain as reported? One key finding from our research for the Economic and Social Research Council’s “Understanding the challenges of the food supply system” was that the structure of, and operating cultures within, the food market are such that unethical practices are embedded in the daily food-processing, production and distribution systems and practices because of the economic demands that exist at every level.

Media contributions

TitleThe chicken scandal and a dysfunctional food industry
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/10/17
DescriptionWhy the surprise that there is seemingly malpractice in the poultry supply chain as reported? One key finding from our research for the Economic and Social Research Council’s “Understanding the challenges of the food supply system” was that the structure of, and operating cultures within, the food market are such that unethical practices are embedded in the daily food-processing, production and distribution systems and practices because of the economic demands that exist at every level.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/01/the-chicken-scandal-and-a-dysfunctional-food-industry
PersonsJonathan Spencer, Nicholas Lord, Cecilia Juliana Flores Elizondo