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Where's The Beef? - Picture this: You clock out of work a little after 5:00 pm on a Wednesday afternoon, and you head to your car. The rumbling of your stomach is all too audible as you slink into the driver’s seat, evidence of yet another skipped lunch. As you drive down the highway, your mouth begins to salivate at the thought of your next meal as your eyes scan the blue exit signs for anything with the word “food”. Then, you see it; a sign on the side of the highway indicating that there is a fast food joint at the next exit....   [tags: Advertising] 1050 words
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The Great Beef Debate - Given the sizes of the European and American economies and the amount of trade between them, it is inevitable that disputes will arise. I will focus on the continuing clash over the European ban on hormone-treated beef and the recent dispute over American steel safeguard measures. These two trade disputes represent different types and different issues within the trade relationship, although both expose weaknesses in the WTO system. The beef hormone dispute represents a new type of ideologically-based trade dispute that is becoming more and more common ....   [tags: Food Safety ]
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Animal Production System- Beef - Gom2@aber.ac.uk. 58% ANIMAL PRODUCTION SYSTEM BEEF ASSIGNMENT: RD23420 This assignment is my own work, presented in my own words, ALL sources of information have been cited and any direct quotations are contained within quotation marks. Production from an autumn calving herd of Limousin x Friesian cows that were mated to Charolais bulls. TRAIT BIRTH WEIGHT JUNE WEIGHT Average-D-Gain Sire 1 Female 38 239.2 0.85 Sire 2 Female 48 204.1 1.54 Sire 3 Female 39 286.1 1.12 TRAIT BIRTH WEIGHT JUNE WEIGHT Average-D-Gain Sire 1 Male 39 255.8 0.98 Sire 2 Male 43 219.7 0.77 Sire 3 Male 38 362.2 1.29 The change of climate and weather .The heredity and genetics of breed can be carried wit...   [tags: Heredity, Genetics, Dairy, Supplements]
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To Condemn Lean Finely Textured Beef - For a business in the food industry to be able to be competitive there is a need for a means of making food cheaper. Some companies process and engineer meat and vegetables, but in recent years business’ have begun to add filler products to ground beef, extending their yield. The FDA approves this product to be safe for consumption although consumers that are wary of their consumption are highly opposed to the addition of Lean Finely Textured Beef to their ground beef. To add Lean Finely Textured Beef to a unmarked package is volatile and unethical and the FDA needs to take a new stance....   [tags: E.Coli and salmonella, food industry]
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The Most Common Hormones in Beef Products - Hormonally treated meat has long been suspected of contributing to negative human health effects. In 1988, The Joint Food and Agricultural Organization/World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration considered the residues found in meat from treated animals safe for consumers. However, the conclusion regarding the safety of the hormones has been reconsidered, where "many industry funded studies show no risk, independent studies suggest" that hormonal presence in meat and dairy products are disturbing to many (Minowa)....   [tags: meat hormones, food chemicals, estrogen]
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What’s the Beef? - The abuse of livestock is a widespread problem that affects everyone who buys and consumes meat products. Most people are not even aware of how slaughter-destined animals are treated while alive, what chemicals are forced into their bodies, what they are forced to eat, and how they are slaughtered. Fortunately, an increasing number of slaughter plants and small farms have been conforming to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA), after it was passed in 1958, and amended to be fully enforced in 2002, but there are still slaughter plants that abuse, neglect, and provide poor conditions for livestock (“Humane” Animal)....   [tags: livestock, animals, chemicals, abuse]
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hamburgers and ground beef - Hamburgers and Ground Beef Each individual in America has a goal he or she wants to accomplish. Whether it’s to purchase a new car or a huge home, it’s a goal wanted to be reached. However with the amount of fast food that Americans eat today, they will have a hard time accomplishing these goals because of the obesity or even disease they’ll have from the fast food. One major fast food that we like to eat while on the go is hamburgers. If it’s breakfast we grab a burger, if it’s lunch we grab a burger and even when it’s dinner we will grab a burger and might throw in some fires and a huge soda to go with it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1221 words
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Grass-fed vs. Grain-fed Beef - In today's society, organic food is a giant new thing in which food is produced without any chemicals. In other words, the product must be 100 percent natural. A major food source of the American people is meat, and the way that it is produced today is a major issue. In feedlots, where cattle are fed grain to grow before being slaughtered, the conditions are terrible and horrifying. Cattle are confined to a limited amount of space and not allowed to roam freely. Also in these cattle growing yards, the risk of disease is much higher in these animals than out on the open range grazing on the grass....   [tags: Food Production]
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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has a Vision to be the World's Most Trusted Supplier of Beef - ... Over the next 20 years the group was able to fully focus on its policy actions by concerning itself with several issues regarding future markets, food safety, and the environment. Finally, in 1996, the NCA merged with the Beef Industry Council of the Meat Board, allowing for full coverage of all aspects of the cattle industry and creating the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as it is known today (Patrick). The NCBA continues to fight against the same challenges it has faced in its more than a hundred year history as well as the new challenges of today....   [tags: animal, challenges, industry]
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beyond beef - Jeremy Rifkin’s book, Beyond Beef, is an indictment against the cattle culture that has come to shape our world. America’s obsession with beef has led to increased hunger, disease and environmental destruction. Rifkin, without a doubt, is anti beef and with painstaking verisimilitude attempts to shed light on the horrific conditions which are brought about by the entire industry. Furthermore, his book is somewhat of a continuity of Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle, the first attempt made at exposing the exploitations of the meat slaughtering industry....   [tags: essays research papers] 1361 words
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Beef Customer Satisfaction - Executive Director, Issues Management — NCBA Summary The checkoff-funded beef safety tracking survey conducted in November 2004 found that fresh beef steaks/roasts remained the protein with the highest consumer confidence in safety. The survey asks consumers to give grades to foods for being safe to eat and 76 percent of survey respondents gave steak/roast an A or B for safety. Background The beef safety tracking surveys are quarterly telephone surveys of a national, random sample of U.S. adults....   [tags: essays research papers] 825 words
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The Role of the Netherlands on Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon by Importing Brazilian Beef - Introduction containing a) background to the research problem, b) references to empirical literature on what is known about the subject, c) references to empirical ‘gaps‘ (no or little information, bad information, etc.), d) references to the research relevance, and e) clear and well formulated research question(s) (500 words) Brazil’s economy is growing rapidly. The country has gained the sixt position of the world’s largest economy in the world (Boekhout van Solinge & Kuijpers, 2013: 209). The expanding cattle industry plays an important role for their economic growth....   [tags: cattle, economy, resources, rainforest] 2127 words
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Is American Beef Safe to Eat?- Exploring the Quality of Agricultural Standards in America - as Americans we have to be conscious of the foods that we eat that come from the different livestock. Everything that is not a vegetable comes from some form or another of livestock and sometimes we have to wonder; where is the food coming from. If you asked any five year old he would say “the grocery store”, however as consumers we have to be knowledgeable of the foods we put into our bodies and have good faith that they are coming from quality sources. the cattle industry and government to safeguard the food that we eat....   [tags: Agriculture] 923 words
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Correlation between Synthetic Estrogen in Beef and Prematrue Menstruation in Girls - ... Even though cattle producers say there is no direct correlation between premature puberty and the beef we consume, individuals are finding high levels of synthetic estrogen in the edible beef. This may be the reason young girls are becoming “women” at age eight. The dangers of eating beef with steroid injections may be the cause a wide range of health problems in humans. Although using synthetic steroids is not a new concept, finding whether the drugs negatively affect humans is still being decided upon by scientists....   [tags: health concerns in humans] 800 words
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Will Our Insatiable Demand for Beef Cost Us Our Planet? - The destruction of the environment is a major crisis in the world today. The mistreatment of natural resources, pollution, and over population has negatively affected the quality of the Earth. All forms of life are suffering from the environmental degradation. Cities and surrounding areas suffer from poor water and air quality. Global warming is displacing many species out of their natural environment. The root cause of the aforementioned concerns is that human action negatively affects the environment....   [tags: Farming]
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Factors Affecting Feed Intake of Beef Cattle in Grazing System - Abstract The profit of cattle production is based on feed intake and its use efficiency by animals. Beef cattle production is majorly suitable in grazing system because it needs lower nutrients than dairy cattle. However, the knowledge on matching feed supply and nutrient need of cattle on pastures is complex because cattle collect a diversity of feeds. The study on feed intake and factors influencing on it is important to make sure the maximum intake of cattle. As grasses and legumes are the main feeds in grazing system, its fibre and cell wall contents affect definitely on the digestion of animal, resulting the variation in amount of feed consumed....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Theoretical Framework The Role of the Netherlands on Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon by Importing Brazilian Beef - Theoretical Framework An important part of this paper is to outline a theoretical framework regarding the researchquestion that I asked in the beginning: “What is the role of the Netherlands in contributing to Amazon deforestation by importing Brazilian Beef?”. Let us take a closer look to two essential parts of this research, namely globalisation and green criminology, to get an better idea of what we are talking about. Globalisation Although it is disputed that globalisation is a new phenomenon, it certainly points out the complexity of meat consumption nowadays....   [tags: globalisation, green, criminology, methods] 2440 words
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Analyzing the Trade Dispute of Hormone-treated Beef - Analyzing the Trade Dispute of Hormone-treated Beef *No graphs* As technology progresses, many issues arise about ethics, between progress and the repercussions society faces from that progress. In 1989, a trade conflict arose, that not only affected the economies of the world, but also arose health issues, that were neglected by the law as well as the World Trade Organization. The trade conflict that I am referring to is Europe’s ban of hormone-treated beef and the World Trade Organization ruling of this being in violation of its international obligations (Earth Justice 1997)....   [tags: Papers] 756 words
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What If It Wasn't Called Pink Slime? - What If It Wasn’t Called Pink Slime. Lean Fine Textured Beef (LFTB); or its more common name in recent years, Pink Slime is becoming quite the hot topic. Questions are raised on whether the pink slime is safe for human consumption. The name alone has given it a pretty negative reputation. On top of whether or not pink slime is safe or not, another concern is what benefits, if any does it offer as opposed to other meat alternatives. Not different than any other story this one has two sides; although there are a lot of allegations that pink slime is not safe for human consumption and it does not offer any benefits, there are many responses putting the allegations to rest....   [tags: lean fine textured beef] 1120 words
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Tell Me What You Eat, and I’ll Tell You Who You Are - I love food. I mean, who doesn’t. Sweet food, spicy food, Mexican food, Chinese food, the list could go on forever. We all have our own preference or favorite dish. My favorite is corned beef and cabbage. Being of Irish American descent, this dish was tradition in my house on St. Patrick’s Day. Just mentioning corned beef and cabbage brings me back to my childhood, watching my mother prepare it and waiting to taste the salty meat that as a child I called the “stringy meat.” Every year my mother would prepare the dish and everyone would sit down and enjoy it together....   [tags: Irish, corned beef, family]
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The Environmental Impact Of Eating Beef And Dairy Products - The Environmental Impact of Eating Beef and Dairy Products There are currently 1.28 billion cattle populating the earth. They occupy nearly 24 percent of the landmass of the planet. Their combined weight exceeds that of the earth's entire human population. Raising cows for beef has been linked to several environmental problems, and eating beef can worsen your health. The Dairy Industry puts not only your health in danger from consuming their products, but the lives of the cows that produce them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1863 words
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A Guide to Colling Irish Dishes - ... Mostly because I hate sprinting around the kitchen looking for something. The recipe I use, getting it from my mother, calls for simple tools, made more modern by necessity and time. A skillet or deep pot, a slow cooker, spoons for stirring (you may want more than one if you have something against foods touching), measuring cups, and mixing bowls (at least two). Have the cold foods (those kept in the refrigerator and\or freezer) - being: 2 lbs beef chucks (when room temperature cut into 1 to 1 1\2 inch cubes), 1 lb of carrots (peeled and chopped into 1 inch chunks), 1 to 2 white onion(s) (cut into large chunks)....   [tags: shepherd pies and the beef stew] 663 words
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The Horrific Illustrations of Capitalism in The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair - The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, shows the horrific illustrations of capitalism by the circumstances of Ona giving birth, the outcomes of medicine being diluted, and the condition of embalmed beef. When Jurgis and Ona arrive in Packingtown, Chicago Jurgis is big and strong and gets pick everyday for a job, but by the end of two years Jurgis is small and does not get picked for hardly any jobs. All immigrants wait outside the meat factory companies to take the jobs of people who do not show up or come late....   [tags: immigrants, embalmed beef, medications]
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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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Hegemonic Masculinity In The Jay-Z / Nas Beef - Hegemonic Masculinity in the Jay-Z/Nas Beef A conversation between two men often seems shallow and unimportant. However, male conversation can actually provide good insight as to what men feel is masculine. As Jennifer Coates explains in her book Men Talk: Stories in the Making of Masculinity, one can determine what masculine behavior is by observing dialogue between males. She points out, “in friendly talk men position themselves in relation to hegemonic masculinity” (41). This also holds true in unfriendly conversation, which is a more frequent occurrence in the rap world....   [tags: Masculine Behavior] 1477 words
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How to Make Sambusa - Sambusa A sambusa is a dish which originates from India and has variations which start from Southeast Asia through the Middle East and ends in South Africa. Indians call it a samosa, the term sambusa originates from the Somali region. This paper will give instructions on how to make sambusa. The first step needed to make sambusa is the ingredients. The ingredients include spring roll wrappers, ground beef, olive oil, chopped leek, ground cumin, ground cardamom, salt, pepper, finely chopped onions, minced garlic, water, flour, and frying oil....   [tags: beef, roll, fry] 589 words
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Disease: Taenia Saginata Tapeworm - ... The mode of transmission of Taenia Saginata first start in animals, the definitive hosts, that feed off of plants found in soil that has Taenia Saginata eggs wind up being infected. After the infected meat has been ingested by humans, the intermediate hosts, the eggs begin to grow into adult tapeworms found inside the intestines of humans. Whether it is animals or humans that get infected, the transmission is rather very similar. It has to be ingested, whether the eggs are found in feces or meat, the mode of transmission is usually by consuming the eggs....   [tags: parasite, undercooked beef] 705 words
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The Beef with TV - Television: Our Nations Drug of Choice Television is our era’s escape from what we now consider a chaotic struggle of life. I think we as a people feel life can be solved in an hour long Monday night special and that exact attitude is our society’s problem today. Frankly we are a group of cowards who do not take the bull by the horns; rather we retreat to routine episode line up that we can supposedly relate to. Ladies and gentlemen we need to break free like Plato’s slave in the myth of the cave, by realizing that life is not “Ragged, loose and something hard to cope with” (Dove) but rather a beautiful journey far off into the beyond....   [tags: essays research papers] 760 words
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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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The Incident of Mad Cow Disease - The Incident of Mad Cow Disease Over an incident in a British area when everyone became sick. The government said that there was no connection exists between any human illness and mad cow disease, the incurable dementia that has killed 160,000 British cows since 1985. On March 20, however, a somber secretary Dorrell faced the legislative body, and the nation, and proceeded to eat his every words. A government advisory committee, he explained, had concluded that mad cow disease was indeed the “most likely” cause of a recent outbreak in young British adults of a similar fatal disease....   [tags: Mad Cow Disease Beef Cattle Health Essays] 1257 words
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The Cattle Industry's Effect on our Environment - The Cattle Industry's Effect on our Environment Before I began my research, I avoided beef for health reasons. During my junior year of high school, I reformed my diet away from my family’s very beef-laden diet into a more heart-healthy, Mediterranean-style one. My great grandfather started a revolutionary meat company in San Francisco, CA which later moved to Marysville, CA called DPM. Most of my family, including my father, worked in this company and its butcher shop for many years before it was eventually sold to an international corporation....   [tags: Beef Environment Ecology Essays Papers Earth]
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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade - ... B. GATT Article XX (b) may be used by the MF to argue against Dabi’s claims. The WTO resolution panel will use the Thailand—Restrictions on Importation of Cigarettes case to test whether the ban on Dabi beef products is “necessary” to protect human health. The case shows that the MF will not be successful in invoking the GATT Article XX (b) exception. The MF’s ban on Dabi’s beef products violates GATT Article XI and the MF’s application of GATT Article XX (b) is nullified as the MF can protect human health through less restrictive measures (as opposed to banning the importation of all Dabi beef products due to trace amounts of Xamil)....   [tags: world trade organization] 762 words
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Venison: The Perfect Substitute - Deer have been roaming planet Earth for over three million years, and man has been consuming the meat of these animals since the beginning of human existence. When human beings were hunters and gatherers, wild animals were on the menu. Society has changed so drastically over centuries to where many people view hunting and the consumption of wild animals such as deer a wrong thing to do. Venison is a high quality meat that not many people have tried or would think to have in their daily diet. There are many facts and benefits that society can appreciate about the consuming of deer as an everyday protein in people’s diets....   [tags: deer, meats, nutrients]
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E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Protecting Consumer Health - E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Protecting Consumer Health In 2005 the averages for annual meat consumption per capita in America was a total of 185 pounds. And in 2007, the average consumption rose to 227 pounds. It is staggering to learn that the number has been increasing over the last 6 years. Due to high demand in meat consumption, the meat industries have employed technological short cuts such as hormones and drugs to maximize production which in result formed factory farming.(Green) Factory farming has become a popular technique that many farmers are using to raise animals....   [tags: Health ]
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E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Protecting Consumer Health - In 2005, the average for annual meat consumption per capita in America was a total of 185 pounds. In 2007, the average consumption rose to 227 pounds. It is staggering to learn that the number has been increasing over the last six years. Moreover, the statistics indicate that Americans’ diet rely heavily on meat. Thus, the meat industries have employed technological short cuts such as hormones and drugs to maximize production (Meat). Technological advances in agricultural business have brought forth factory farming and has become a popular technique to raise animals....   [tags: Health ]
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The Advantages of a Feedlot - ... Cattle are not designed to constantly consume grain and have to be given antibiotics of health issues. Lot fed cattle have better marbling and tender, taster meat as a result of the grain based diet. However despite the flavour and texture of grain-fed- beef it contains higher bad fat levels as well as growth hormones and antibiotics. Grass fed cattle are more healthy and happy because they undergo less stress and grow in a more natural environment. Grass fed cattle are allowed to roam freely and consume there natural diet....   [tags: cattles, hormones and antibiotics] 710 words
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Compare And Contrast Two Alternative Systems Of Resource Allocation In The Economy - Compare And Contrast Two Alternative Systems Of Resource Allocation In The Economy Economics can be said to be the science which studies the relationship between scarce resources, with alternative uses, and consumers’ unlimited wants. Therefore the ‘problem’ of resource allocation can be seen to be central to the basic economic problem. In this way , how resources are allocated throughout an economy is of great importance and different types of economies employ different methods to achieve this allocation....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Taco Bell's Response to Lawsuit - Unexpected Event In January 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell, alleging the restaurant chain used more meat fillers than real ground beef. Specifically, the suit claimed Taco Bell’s products were made with “taco meat filling,” which consisted of extenders and other non-meat substances. The complaint further pointed out that Taco Bell not only misled consumers but also violated federal requirements by labeling “taco meat filling” as beef. This incident was unexpected as Taco Bell was not informed before the lawsuit was publicized....   [tags: Case Study]
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The Kentucky Cattleman’s Association - The Kentucky Cattleman’s Association Many people may ask, “What the heck is the Cattleman’s Association?” Normally, the first thoughts that fill people’s minds when they hear “Cattleman’s Association” are: farmers, cows, farms, rednecks, dairy, beef, steaks, hamburger, milk, and so on. Many of these “stereotypes” prove true and many not so much. My experience with the KCA (Kentucky Cattleman’s Association) may be limited, but its roots run deep in my hometown and my family. Although a great number of my family members are in the KCA, I couldn’t tell you the first thing about them, which inspired me to “get to know” them....   [tags: Farming]
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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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The Future Use of Technology in the Feedlot Industry - ... This impacts producers again, and also lowers the spending income of consumers, which has been shown to reduce consumer demand for beef. (Wisner, 2008) The future use of technology in the feedlot industry is hard to predict. Some consumers want to see the use of technology decrease, particularly feed additives such as antibiotics and beta-agonists, and growth hormones even though these technologies yield some of the greatest returns on investment of any feedlot technology. However, the use of animal identification technology and product traceability is likely to continue increasing....   [tags: antibiotics and beta-agonists] 776 words
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Mad Cow Disease in the United States - In March of 1996 the British beef industry was dealt an incredible blow when a European Union commission imposed a worldwide ban on the export of UK beef. The ban was imposed after an outbreak of mad cow disease (MCD) in Britain. MCD is the laymen term for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a disease that leads to deterioration of the brain tissue in beef and dairy cattle. It is the hypothesized link between MCD and Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD), the similar condition in humans, which led to the imposition of the export ban on British beef....   [tags: MCD mad Cow disease US Essays]
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Japan and the West - From the moment Japan opened its ports to Western ships, Japanese people from all over the country played catch-up to Western technology, ideas, and beliefs. However, they quickly noticed that Japanese national and cultural identity was rapidly disappearing in favor of the seemingly more sophisticated Western style of thought. The Meiji Period, lasting from 1868-1912, was a huge pivotal point in the fusion of Japanese and Western styles. Novelists penned many works during this time, detailing the aspects of the transition from traditional to modern such as the benefits and consequences of moving forward versus centering life on core, old-fashioned values....   [tags: Literary Review] 980 words
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Japan, After the Tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake - Devastation struck Japan on March 11, 2011 when the main island, Honshu, was rocked by the worst earthquake in the country’s history. According the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake, named the Great East Japan Earthquake, was so severe it shifted the earth’s axis by 10 cm and the jolt of the earth’s crust triggered a tsunami of epic proportion. Carrying a wall of water over 10 meters high and massive enough to been seen by the International Space Station, the tsunami claimed more lives than the earthquake itself....   [tags: Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, Hiroshima] 744 words
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The effect of pH level on Catalase in Liver - ... Catalase also uses Hydrogen Peroxide to oxidise toxins including Phenols, Formic Acid, Formaldehyde and Alcohols. (Taken from http://www.catalase.com/cataext.htm)   Topic The topic I have chosen is: What is pH level is more effective on the rate of reaction in Catalase in Liver regarding converting Hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen Sub Questions 1. Will catalase function better at an alkaline or acidic pH level. 2. What will happen when the enzyme is introduced to a neutral substrate....   [tags: Research paper, enzyme] 1488 words
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The Development of Fast Food - ... L-cysteine is “an amino-acid contributing to building protein and includes elements of sulfur” (Amino Acid Studies). This amino-acid is commonly found in medication such as Tylenol; however, in large doses, this amino-acid begins to attack the user’s liver. “Extremely high does – more than 7 grams – of cysteine may be toxic to your body’s cells and may cause death.” Even though it would take an excessive dose of this in order to inflict life threatening damage, there are no studies regarding long term effects of constant consumption in small doses could do....   [tags: business, profit, consumer] 1084 words
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marketing case - Introduction: Pfizer Inc. is a research-based diversified health care company with operations around the globe. Pfizer Inc. has three main business groups. They include the Consumer Health Care Group, U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, and the Pfizer Animal Health Products Segment. For purposes of this case, we will discuss the Animal Health Products Group, where in 1998, accounted for twelve percent of the company’s revenues. Industry Background: The process for making beef begins with the ranchers breeding and raising cattle, in order to sell them to feedlots....   [tags: essays research papers] 1485 words
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Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia - 2.1. Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia 2.1.1. Cattle Production in Cambodia Livestock in Cambodia makes an important contribution to the agricultural sector. It accounts for 20.9% of agricultural GDP and contributes 7.6% to GDP (FAO, 2005a). Most livestock, including cattle, poultry, and pigs are raised by small-holders, for whom they serve as a source of cash income and provide a subsistence source of protein. Moreover, they are used for draught power, and are used as an asset or savings bank (Harding et al., 2007)....   [tags: Agriculture] 2644 words
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