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The Lifecycle of a Food Product

Debra Redalia


When we are evaluating food products, the first thing we need to consider is that we only see one aspect of the whole food—we see it when it’s sitting on a plate or in a bowl, all beautifully prepare to delight our senses. But this is just one facet of the whole lifecycle of the food, from the seed that takes form to the decomposition back into the Earth.

I’ve written about lifecycle at length at LIFELY: The Lifecycle of a Product so there is no need to repeat that here. Please go read it there. It even contains a comparison of the lifecycle of an industrial salad kit versus a fresh homemade salad. You’ll really see the difference once you know about product lifecycle.

I’ll be referring to lifecycle more in future posts, this is just an introduction.