Cleaned by Capitalism VII

by Don Boudreaux on August 31, 2009

in Cleaned by Capitalism, Complexity & Emergence, Environment, Everyday Life, Food and Drink

One of the most unheralded anti-pollutants brought to you by capitalism is the metal can.  By significantly retarding the multiplication of bacteria in the foods sealed within them, cans make our foods cleaner — less polluted — and safer.

And by preserving foods, our food supply is more secure.  Malnutrion is reduced – which, in turn, increases our bodies’ ability to fight off many diseases that would otherwise severely incapacity or even kill us.


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