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The Benefits of Eating Horse Meat - They Eat Horses, Don't They. Many Americans have a hard time thinking about eating horse meat. Every year, many horses are slaughtered for meat which is exported to other countries. “The U.S. Humane Society Web site says 55,776 horses were slaughtered last year in the United States and thousands more transported to Canada and Mexico for slaughter there (Lum). By getting rid of unwanted horses, the horse market will begin to steadily climb. Slaughtering horses allows breeders a way to benefit from old horses and benefits the economy....   [tags: food, horse meat]
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Meet, Meat Industry - When people think of the cow that their burger comes from, they think of a peaceful, fenced-in field with cows grazing lazily. In reality that beef comes from a cow who is forced to eat something it cannot digest, in a cramped, loud feedlot, covered in feces. Big business has worked hard to hide the reality of food origin. The American government should create legislation that would eliminate this problem. Research is being done with invitro meat, otherwise known as lab grown meat. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should approve invitro meat for human consumption....   [tags: beef, animal cruelty, lab grown meat, invitro]
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and the Meat-Packing Industry Today - Meatpacking pertains to the raising, slaughtering, packaging and processing of livestock such as pigs, cows, and chickens. Prior to slaughter, animals are grown and fed. Food borne illness and pathogens still plague the meatpacking industry since the creation of meatpacking. The government plays a huge role in providing legislation and ensuring the safety of meat products and business. Although the government is meant to inspect and guarantee safety, many unlawful practices appear overlooked pertaining to the safety of meat for consumers....   [tags: Pros and Cons of the Meat-Packing Industry]
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The Process of Packet Meat in Wenonah Hauter´s Foodpoly - ... Now they are housed in acres of steel pens, each corralling around two hundred cattle that are fed from a mechanized feed delivery system (158). The cattle stand without shelter, shade, or grass and sleep on their own waste (158). Many of them are squeezed together tightly so they cannot lose calories by moving and can stay in a plumped form. Before big corporations took over, animals were free to roam the land and were not treated horrible by the franchised ranchers. Original farmers loved in what they did and farmed because they had the passion to make food for the people....   [tags: industry, meatpacking, cows, meat, buy] 575 words
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Behind Meat and Meat Factories - ... Even if there is meat available, it is extremely expensive and is eaten on special occasions. Here in the states and most first world countries, meat is found in abundance and can be cheaper than plant produce. The large production in the meat industry made meat cheaper. A surprising fact that “70 percent of grain produced is fed to animals” (Motavalli). The amount of grain put into an animal and the amount of meat that is produced is less than the grains. The same applies for fresh water. Hypothetically, the grain could be able to feed starving communities in third world countries....   [tags: antibiotics, vegan, vegetarian, diet, food]
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The Myth of Meat - With America eating more meat than ever and growing sicker than ever, the dangers of a meat-heavy diet must be examined. We may now consider meat an essential part of the human diet, but in previous eras it was nothing more than a luxury. In addition, the present state of factory-farmed animals can lead to nothing but outrageously unhealthful meat. Many omnivores wonder how vegetarians survive on the nonstandard diet. Many vegetarians wonder how omnivores do survive. A meat-based diet is, all-around, hazardous....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Meat: Is It Safe? - When ordering a steak from a restaurant one usually considers what they want on their steak, how they want it cooked, and if they want a side of potatoes or rice with that, but how often does one stop and think about how the cattle was raised. Many farmers today administer hormones into their livestock to increase weight gain, and to boost milk production in dairy cows. Though these hormones are beneficial to the meat and dairy industry, these injections may prove to be harmful to the consumer. Unless the cattle in which your steak was butchered from was organically raised you may be asking for a side of health problems with your meal....   [tags: Food Safety ]
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In Vitro Meat - In less than 30 years when the world population reaches its carrying capacity how will we feed everyone. Unless we start planting crops on the moon or go all out for cannibalism, we’ll need some new technology to feed the world. A large portion of humans’ diet is meat. In vitro meat or artificial meat offers a way to undo our food and environmental setbacks caused by traditional meat. Someday it will be in stores and if it’s a hit it might be the solution to solving how to feed people. Meat cultivation uses more land, water and resources to house, transport, and slaughter animals and their grain and food than it would cost to fund in vitro meat studies....   [tags: food research, food technology]
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Beat The Meat - Meat, everyone loves meat. Well, except for vegetarians. I for one am a meat lover; if you asked me to choose between a healthy salad and an oily heart attack burger, I would go for the burger. I eat fast food once in a while, and I do like the burgers. At times, I would wonder where the meat comes from since it tastes different from burgers that come from actual restaurants. Many people other than me eat fast food daily and have become a habit for them. In addition, due to the rise in costumers, fast food industries opened many more restaurants, which led to a higher demand of meat....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Hormones in Meat - Imagine sinking your teeth into a t-bone steak that has come from a steer that was treated with hormones, or enjoying a glass of rBGH treated milk. The steak and milk may not taste any different from the same untreated products, but the hormones they contain could both, directly and indirectly, have an impact on your health. The hormones that farmers in the U.S. administer to the cattle are dangerous and have negative effects on the people and the environment. Although America admits hormone use in cattle, the fact that Europe has banned hormone use raises many questions about the possible health risks these hormones may have on consumers....   [tags: steak, milk, fda] 1306 words
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Vegetarianism - To Meat Or Not To Meat - As children, one of the first things we learn is to recognize the friendly barnyard animals. We easily can spot the furry cow with the gentle eyes, the feathery chickens who run wildly about, and the pink pigs that roll in the mud. We may also sing about that nice farmer, Old McDonald, and all of his nice animals. The truth is that Old McDonald with a straw hat has been replaced by a business man in the hard hat. Ninety-five percent of the meat we eat does not come from Old McDonald's farm....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay] 1574 words
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The Pros and Cons of Meat Consumption - ... Cholesterol can be influenced by balancing different types of fatty acids in the diet. Trans fatty acids and saturated fatty acids have a more potent effect on cholesterol because they increase the bad, LDL, and decrease that good, HDL (Wyness, et al., p. 54-55). Along with coronary heart disease having a major impact on individuals, cancer is another common disease with negative association to meat. Studies conducted for correlation between cancer and meat consumption are commonly compared between meat-eaters and vegetarians so like obesity, it is difficult to determine if it is actually a cause because vegetarians in general are more health conscious....   [tags: omnivore or vegeterian]
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Safety in Meat and Poultry Production - Safety in meat and poultry production is of paramount importance. Contaminated meat or poultry products present health hazards to the consumers. Bacteria, viruses and parasites as well as chemical residues present in meat and poultry products present health hazards to consumers. It is important that anyone practicing sheep production to understand application of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) in meat production as well as the chemical residues in meat that are of health significant....   [tags: Food Safety]
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The Ethics of Eating Meat - Meat has been a staple food in the diet of mankind since the early ages of civilization. In the article “Is Any Meat Good to Eat?” by Sarah Boesveld, she interviews author Jonathan Safran to share his opinion on eating meat and factory farming. He believes that “...if [people] just ate according to the values they already have, then factory farming would disappear.” Whether or not people realize the sources from which meat in modern day society comes from, they cannot deny the fact that meat is delectable....   [tags: Animal Rights] 675 words
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Vegetarianism: Fighting the Addiction to Meat - ... To maintain a healthy vegetarian diets, supplements can also be found for iron, calcium, vitamin D and B12, and zinc. By living a healthy, vegetarian lifestyle, this diet will support a lifetime of good health and provides protection against numerous diseases. Being a vegetarian is likely to reduce your cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, and chances of developing chronic diseases. 70% of Americans die prematurely of heart disease, cancer, and strokes. Meat eaters have a higher risk of getting these diseases than vegetarians....   [tags: health style, nutritional choices]
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The Safety of Poltry Meat Products - INTRODUCTION Poultry meat is by far the most accepted food product worldwide. The microbiological safety and quality of the meat are equally important to producers, retailers and consumers, and both involve microbial contaminants on the processed product. Two quite different groups of microorganisms are relevant: on the one hand certain foodborne pathogens, and on the other, organisms that are generally harmless to human health, but, being psychotropic, are able to multiply on the product during chill storage....   [tags: microorganisms, pathogens, psychotropic] 744 words
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The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 - ... It becomes mandatory to set with accuracy all labels on any type of food, though not all ingredients were provided on the label (Nash 198). The momentum generated by the passage of the Meat Inspection Act helped secure the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act, which had been stalled in Congress since 1905. With these two pieces of legislation, the federal government took important steps to assure the public that the food they were eating met minimum safety standards and, in the process, restored public confidence....   [tags: unhealthy, american diet] 726 words
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Why Not To Eat Meat - Albert Einstein quoted, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” (qtd. in Singh). A genius like Albert Einstein is stating that the planet life is deteriorating and giving the answer to solve the issue. So why are people not heeding his words and beginning a vegetarian diet to save this world from destruction. It is obvious that people are just too attached to eating meat. However, not eating meat is definitely not a life threatening choice to make and is very possible that it will become very easy to live by once the first step is taken....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Ethics of Meat Consumption - There is violence inherent to human survival, for to survive means to kill and consume another organism in order to absorb its energy and keep your heart beating. The necessity of this act is what makes it acceptable in the minds of human beings, for to abstain from eating would be suicide. However, questions regarding the necessity of consumption arise, when humans approach the decision of what to eat, particularly with regard to the decision of whether or not to eat meat. The practice of meat eating is demonstrably unnecessary, as many people have survived on vegan or vegetarian diets for centuries....   [tags: flesh eating nowadays is unnecessary]
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Should Humans Eat Meat? - ... The meat eaters are just eating nutritious juicy meat but they still are doing the same thing everyday that is exactly why there are no evidence that suggest a non meat diet will give more health benefits than a normal diet. That will conclude this paragraph that the meat doesn’t do any harm to humans at all. Meat contain a lot of nutrients and actually help a lot with daily nutrient requirements such as Omega 3, vitamin B12,Proteins,Iron,Zinc,Vitamin B3,Selenium. Many people might argue about the fat and other materials in meat that are unhealthy....   [tags: nutrition, vegetables, health problems] 685 words
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Eating Meat Is Ethical - ... 1). Even though, people who are vegetarian or vegan can include complementary proteins in their diet to supply the body with essential amino acids, there is always a deficiency in micronutrients. According to Craig (2009), “Vitamins B-12 and D, calcium, and long-chain n-3 (omega-3) fatty acids” are absent in vegan diet and people who are vegan commonly take the supplements to replace that (p. 1). In my own opinion, if the diet is not balanced, meaning that it does not provide all nutritional value and I have to take the synthetic substance instead, that diet should be reconsidered....   [tags: consuming livestock is morally correct]
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Hinduism and Goat Meat - Brahmans are not supposed to eat non veg food but somehow traditional trend allowed to eat fish and goat meat in Brahmins families. Hindu culture at large is divided into many subset and Dasara is a very popular Hindu festival among all, regardless of the different practices or belief. Goat meat are the major source of meat production mainly in India and Nepal. The Significant of the Goat meat is on the Hindu festival called “Dasara” where most people in south east asia prefer to eat it. At the last day of Dasara, Animal sacrifice is practiced in some Eastern states of India and Nepal and killed animal are eaten after sacrificed....   [tags: Brahmans, festivals, religious] 734 words
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Microbial Contamination in Meat - DISCUSSION Microbial contamination in meat depend on the way the animal is slaughtered and eviscerated and the means by which the meat is normally handled and stored in terms of time and temperature. They also rely on sanitized conditions in the slaughterhouses (Brown and Baird-Parker, 1982). Chemicals, salt, low temperature, heat and irradiation practices have been used to eradicate, slow down or decrease pathogens in food and food products. Antimicrobials organic agent of organic acids such as lactic acid, and acetic acid have been used as food preservatives and are usually documented as safe (GRAS) (Branen et al., 1990)....   [tags: biochemical anaysis] 1787 words
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Argument Against Eating Meat - Argument Against Eating Meat Many people don’t believe think anything of what they eat or how it got there. But the harsh truth is the meat that you eat was once a living, breathing creature that had feeling and emotions. Maybe next time you order a steak or chicken nuggets you should think about the animals that went through extreme pain and conditions for you to eat. Not only is it inhumane to put animals through such pain, not eating meat and having a vegetarian lifestyle can have huge benefits to animals, the environment, and your health....   [tags: Vegetarianism, Persuasive, Argumentative] 436 words
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Red Meat - Red meat has been a huge factor in the human diet for a very long time. In recent years, there has been a decrease in red meat consumption because of some studies that claimed it increased the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as colorectal cancer. In a study done by the British Nutrition Foundation, they stated how essential meat is in providing protein in the diet, which comes from amino acid chains. There are 8 essential amino acids that humans need that must come from our food, and red meat is an essential component of these amino acids....   [tags: Consumption, Health, Benefits, Risks]
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Meat Industry - The meat industry today is not what it was nearly a century ago. While improvements are thought to have been made, an ever changing society has brought upon new problems that have been piled on to the previously existing ones. While these problems are not like those found in The Jungle, they do parallel how by exposing what is going on in the meat industry; new regulations would be the answer to the noted problems. The increased demand for meat has made it a rushed mutated production instead of a means to raise livestock for consumers....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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The Role of Red Meat in a Balanced Diet - A recurring theme in professional health literature for many years, the role of red meat in a healthy diet continues to be at the forefront, due in part because of the scientific debate: Is red meat necessary in a balanced diet or is it detrimental to good health. In a Nursing Standard article, “The Role of Red Meat in a Balanced Diet,” Carrie Ruxton claims that a balanced diet that includes small amounts of lean red meat contributes to good health. Ruxton, a free-lance dietician, states that “lean red meat is unlikely to increase the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and colorectal cancer” and that those diseases are due to eating processed meats that are salted or smo...   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Risks that Follow The Consumption of Red Meat - Title (Unknown) “Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct” (D. Leary, 1992) Humans have historically been carnivores, as modeled from the cavemen. However, in today’s world, due to sensitive stomachs, endless health research for the “perfect diet”, and the unrelenting empathy for our four-legged friends, vegetarianism and veganism are becoming much more prevalent. While many critics claim a diet without meat is less nutritionally beneficial than one that includes it, the topic is still wide open for debate....   [tags: cavemen, carnivores, proteins]
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Safety Standards in the Meat Packing Industry - Due to health reasons, the meat packing industry has aroused the attention of many. This has been caused by the safety standards in the meat packing industry. The attention has also been caused by the use of machines in the packing process. The industry uses fast running machines hence the employees are exposed to more injury risk. The industry is majorly comprised of immigrants and undocumented employees. This has greatly attracted attention due to the care for the employees who are mainly non-citizens (United States Department of Labor, 2010)....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Environmental Impact of Meat Consumption and Production - Now that we have gone over how animal products affect the environment we can now begin discussing how they affect out our body. In this section I will mostly be referring to studies that have tracked eating behaviors and the outcomes of those dieting habits. Diet is hard to follow because there are so many factors going into why someone may have developed a disease, so it becomes difficult to pinpoint one specific variable. However, the studies being conducted now are coming back with some conclusive evidence which could prompt more research into the issue....   [tags: ecological footprint, ecology]
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Investigating Bacteria Growth on the Thawing of Meat - LITERATURE REVIEW: INVESTIGATING BACTERIAL GROWTH IN THE THAWING OF MEAT: What are bacteria. Mostly we think of bacteria as germs but bacteria are microorganisms, which are tiny little living beings - which are not plants or animals. They have a classification group all by themselves. Bacteria falls under the group called Prokaryotes. They consist of a single-cell. They are so small and tiny that you would have to look through a microscope to see them. Bacteria are everywhere they are in the bread you eat, the soil that plants grow in, and even inside of you....   [tags: temperature, defrost, food poisoning] 1000 words
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Environmental problems Caused By the Overconsumption of Meat - Many of us never really stop to think about the environmental problems caused by the meat production industry. This might be due to the fact that we have not been educated on this increasing dilemma. In today’s society, food companies are advertising how they are going green. The only downside to this is that they are not diminishing the dependency on meat. The problems that this high production of meat brings to the environment are an increase in air pollution, overgrazing, deforestation and the diminishing of water resources....   [tags: Conservation]
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Harmful Effects of Eating Red Meat - Roughly over 20% of 121,000 middle-aged men and women died over a period of 28 years during a study of red meat effects on the body (Harding). Beef, pork, lamb, mutton, and veal are all red meats. While these meats are rich in vitamins and protein, they can lose much of their benefits through cooking and processing. Limiting how much red meat an individual eats could add years to their life by avoiding heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes. By simply replacing one meal weekly, that consists of red meat, for a meal that is poultry, fish, nuts, or vegetable based could reduce the risk of dying in middle aged years by 7 to 9% (Harding)....   [tags: heart disease, high colestero, cancer]
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Is Vegetarianism Better Than Eating Meat? - Did you know that a vegetarian's diet can be unhealthy because of the food that they consume and the things that they lack in their diet. While many are debating healthy choices, vegetarianism is more about making healthy decisions than arguing its lifestyle with non-vegetarians. In today's society, meat eaters are portrayed as inconsiderate and unhealthy people. Animal rights activist say that meat eaters are wrong for killing animals. The news, infomercials, and social websites always state the negative things that could come from eating meat such as obesity....   [tags: health, lifestyle]
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Why Eating Meat is Morally Impermissible - Introduction Is it morally permissible to eat meat. Much argument has arisen in the current society on whether it is morally permissible to eat meat. Many virtuous fruitarians and the other meat eating societies have been arguing about the ethics of eating meat (which results from killing animals). The important part of the dispute is based on the animal welfare, nutrition value from meat, convenience, and affordability of meat-based foods compared to vegetable-based foods and other factors like environmental moral code, culture, and religion....   [tags: treatment, environment, religion] 1449 words
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Save the planet by cutting down on meat? - In his article, Johnson (2008) satirically expresses opposition to the former UN climate chief suggestion that the whole of human race should shun meat and consider converting vegetarianism, so as to, save earth from climate change. In response to this, Johnson argues that, he is simply not converting to vegetarianism just because the former UN climate chief had asked the whole of the human race to avoid meat. UN-FAO figures propose that, meat production puts more Green House Gases (GHG’s herein after) than the general global transport network....   [tags: agriculture,vegetarianism, ghg]
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Vegetarianism and Meat Eating in Food Culture - Christopher McCandless, a young American who was found dead in summer of 1992 in wild land in Alaska, wrote in his diary about his moral struggle regarding killing a moose for survival. According to Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, Chris had to abandon most of the meat since he lacked the knowledge of how to dismantle and preserve it (166-168). Not only did he have a moral dilemma to kill a moose, but also had a deep regret that a life he had taken was wasted because of his own fault. He then started recognizing what he ate as a precious gift from the nature and called it “Holy Food” (Krakauer 168)....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Bacterial Enumeration of Various Meat Products - The objective of this study was to record a quantitative approximation of how many bacteria are present within various samples of meat products. The bacterial content of each meat sample is vital information in regards to improvements within the meat processing industry, and gives reason for changing or sustaining current feeding and processing conditions. Understanding which methods taken in processing meat that is sold to the public is a matter of public health, as obtaining and maintaining lower levels of bacteria in meats will reduce the likelihood of succumbing to illness from the consumption of such products by the end consumer....   [tags: public health, bacteria, food]
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Environmental Impact of Meat Consumption and Production - One of the biggest controversies with livestock production is that the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that get released into the atmosphere. Its assumed that cars produce most if not all the greenhouse gas emissions however livestock has a big say in air pollution. According to Cassandra Brooks, writer for the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, 18 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions are due to livestock production. This is nearly 20% and can be greatly reduced if people reduced their demand for meat....   [tags: ecological footprint, environmental issues]
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Meat Hunting Vs. Trophy Hunting - Trophy hunting is the unnecessary slaughter of animals universally enjoyed by sportsmen around the world. The roots of trophy hunting can be traced back as early as the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad when Buffalo Bill unjustly killed 4000 buffalo in the span of 18 months. Inversely, meat hunting is the killing of animals in order to use the meat to feed a family. During the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Native Americans used this tactic in order for their communities to strive....   [tags: Animals, Preservation, Slaughter] 602 words
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The Meat Industry - The Meat Industry The cattle industry produces vast amounts of strain in the environment. It is energy inefficient, pollutes water, occupies many acres of land, and deteriorates the health of the people who abuse its consumption. The government subsidizes this industry. Therefore, the price paid for meat doesn’t reflect the environmental hazards involved in the process. In order to protect our health and the health of the environment we should pay close attention to our food choices and make sure we don’t support industries that degrade it....   [tags: Food Cattle Environmental Health Essays] 968 words
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Beyond the Meat - Beyond the Meat Ok then, so far you have been told that the theme paper is the meat of the main course for the meal of college writing, and in order to excel in the process of education you must master the boundaries of the five paragraph dilemma. You must know how to use the knife and fork of discovery. To know the boundaries is to know style. You have learned the technique of writing (or eating a theme paper). Congratulations to yourself. You are well on your way to enlightenment or in the very least employment....   [tags: Writing Education Writer Essays] 1124 words
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The Current Meat Production Industry and Its Impact - ... They were also fed millions of dead cats and dead dogs every year, purchased from animal shelters. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned such practices after evidence from Great Britain suggested that these practices were responsible for the widespread outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalothapy (BSE) also known as “mad cow disease.” What is of concern is that the current FDA regulations allow dead pigs, horses and poultry to be used in cattle feed. In Vitro Meat: The alternative method of meat production In vitro meat (IVM) which is also called cultured meat, cruelty-free meat, shmeat, and test-tube meat, is an animal-flesh product that has never been part of a living animal....   [tags: beef production, policies, laws] 1274 words
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Country of Origin Meat Labeling - A large problem that has arose in our country is Country of Origin (COO) meat labeling. Imported meat is not labeled with its origin and has become a great problem because of the lack of universal packaging and processing laws. The United States imports meat from 26 foreign countries. This means when you buy a package of hamburger from your local grocery store it could contain meat from anywhere in the world. Other countries meat isn’t the same quality as US meat. Some meat comes from countries such as china where it is legal to feed livestock ground up bone meal from scraped animals....   [tags: essays research papers] 342 words
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The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 - The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 The year 1906 brought about a new era in governmental legislation that helped to shape the way privately owned producers of consumable goods would conduct themselves in the future. President Theodore Roosevelt, a man known for his tenaciousness when tackling the issues of the people, pursued these legislative changes, refusing to back down to the lobbyists who stood in his way. One such industry brought to its knees was the meat packing industry, a thriving group of companies that supplied not only the United States but also the markets in Europe with processed foods....   [tags: American History]
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Meat Should Not Be a Significant Part of Our Diet - Food is any substance used by living beings to help their body produce energy, maintain life, and stimulate growth. For humans food resources are usually plants and animals. These resources have been used by mankind from when humans first walked on earth and are still being used by them. Food is what has helped humans survive all these years. It has allowed our minds to grow significantly and efficiently in almost all aspects of our lives. These resources have not only helped us grow physically, but are also what protect us from different matters that may cause danger to our bodies....   [tags: environment, greenhouse gas, germs]
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The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Turkey Meat Products - Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. In Charles Mann’s National Geographic article, America Found and Lost, discussed the first known Thanksgiving holiday dinner in English America. It was celebrated on December 4th, 1619 at Berkely Hundred, a brand new plantation around thirty miles west of James town. During the first Thanksgiving dinner the colonists ate a rather large feast which most likely involved the consumption of turkey meat....   [tags: Animal Agriculture, Poultry Industry]
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Meat Eating: On Eating Animals by Namit Arora - Meat Eating, Money Hungry World The next time you go to sit down and enjoy a nice juicy steak, take a moment to think about how that piece of meat came from a cow and became your rib eye steak. Many people in our nation have no idea where their food comes from, what exactly is in the food they consume, and the effects it has on their health and the health of our environment. This is largely due to the industrialized, factory farming way of producing our meat and poultry. It has left our bodies sickened and our earth battered but with an elimination of animal products and an addition of a more plant based diet we can begin to restore ….....   [tags: steak, animal feeding, pollution]
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Factory Farms: A High Price to Pay for Cheap Meat - ... Most often the superbugs hitch a ride into the surrounding environment in the mountains of waste produced on industrial scale farms. They end up in our ground water, soil, and even our meats. Making themselves know in the ever increasing numbers of antibiotic-resistant infections that now kill more people annually than AIDS. Indeed, while antibiotics can shorten the confinement time of livestock by increasing the growth rates and enable farms to keep more animals in less space, it is imperative that the nontherapeutic use be terminated as common farming practice....   [tags: antibiotic, super bugs, cost]
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Swine Meat and Diseases - Swine Meat and Diseases Many swine disease outbreaks occur every year and are most often related to a large number of pigs raised in the same area or facility continuously. Raising and producing a numerous amount of pigs can result in overcrowding which can then result in pigs who are disease carriers. These disease carriers can continue to infect and re-infect a swine producer’s herd. Without knowing or realizing that the hogs are infected the diseases can travel from swine farm to swine farm introducing new diseases into their swine herds which can produce more carriers....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Food Pigs Essays Papers]
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