NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The food industry -- fast, slow, greasy or otherwise -- is one of the largest in the world, and one nobody talks about. Much like the housing market with its trickle-down effect, the food industry has many facets that usually aren't considered by everyday consumers.
Admittedly, it's easy to do. When you bite into a sandwich or cook a nice dinner, you rarely stop and think, I wonder what chain of events led to this food being in my kitchen?
Let's forget for a moment that food is a necessity, unlike many other things such as cars, computers or furniture. While we could get by with rice and potatoes, our country loves food.
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