issues in the distribution channel of shrimp

The food supply chain: stage: DISTRIBUTIONFood Product: SHRIMPPossible ideas: transportation, contamination, cooling issues.
writing a report about one food system issue related to their food item. Write a 1500-word report that outlines and analyzes one of the issues from your proposal. This is to be completed independently. Each paper topic should be unique. It is not sufficient to simply describe the stage of the food system or food chain. For example, it is not sufficient to simply describe how coffee is produced or processed. You will find that each stage of the food system/food supply chain will have any number of sub-issues. Think about the social implications of each topic. Think about: Who are the winners and losers during the production of the food item? Who holds the power in the processing of your item? What knowledges are considered most important and valuable during the promotion or marketing of your food item? As in the proposal, each group member is to select one stage of the food system/food supply chain and write an analytical paper about it, on their own. Try to minimize overlap between group members. Each group member should have a different topic. This way, each student can contribute new and unique knowledge to the group presentation. The goal is for each of you to contribute to an overall “big picture” of the food system for the food item you are researching. Content and style requirements: The writing of an assignment from a sociological perspective requires the primary use of scholarly sources, such as scholarly journals, or books. The report should be approximately 1,500 words (+/-) 50 words. The abstract is included in this word count. This word count does NOT include the title page or bibliography. Use Times New Roman, 12- point font size, and double line spacing. You are required to include a full reference list of all materials used in the paper. • Sources of Evidence: At least four scholarly sources (peer-reviewed) journals, book chapters or books,.There is a list of suitable sources in Chapter 1 of the text on page 13. The list on page 13 includes examples of suitable sources. Feel free to use other scholarly and peer reviewed sources. Currency and quality: Sources are carefully selected, with attention to timeliness and relevance. • Application and Relevance: Research is appropriate and relevant for the assignment topic and sufficiently integrated into the analysis. • Non-scholarly Sources: In addition to scholarly sources, you may include other relevant sources from media or web sources to highlight current discourse on the topic. Analysis provides context for why these sources are relevant, and how they relate to the research presented. See note below
What makes a strong thesis? Your thesis statements are the backbone of your papers. A strong thesis will make a strong paper. This assignment requires for you to develop an argumentative thesis. An argumentative thesis requires the writer to take a stance on a specific topic. Questions, broad and vague statements do not assert one’s viewpoint.
AbstractThe abstract provides a 150-word synopsis of your paper and has the following elements: • 1–2 sentences on the central issue and context • The abstract is on the main points of the analysis • 1–2 sentences on key conclusions 2 marks
Introduction/ ConclusionThe essay introduction provides brief context for your topic. It should include your thesis statement and an overview of the essay’s structure. Your conclusion should clearly link to the opening remarks from your introduction. It should provide a brief summary and highlight significant points from your analysis. It is not a section of the paper to introduce new evidence and analysis. 2 marks
Content and AnalysisYour analysis and evidence should focus on how or why the issue is important. Please ensure that your analysis incorporates scholarly sociological (and/or food studies) literature. Your writing should clearly incorporate several key themes or concepts from the course in a way that demonstrates a solid understanding. You will be required to think critically and assess how this content reinforced or changed your opinion about the topic as a whole.• Use a critical approach. Critical analysis focuses on the source nature and consequences of power relationships. Critical sociologists who study food raise questions such as how differential access to land, resources, and healthy food affects human health and how the environment is affected. They also emphasize how social institutions and popular beliefs can resist or reinforce the existing distribution of power and of resources. 12 marks