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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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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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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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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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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 - ... This unhealthy fat is present in grain-fed cattle that have been over fed and over fattened. The cattle struggle to get around and are out of shape(Hasheider 25). There is no muscling in feeder animals, it is almost all fat. A huge debate in the argument over grass-fed versus grain-fed beef is that there are no breeds of cattle that will present the amount of marbling that is desired by the American people(Egendorf 98). This is not the case. Beef cattle today are so much different than they were twenty-five years ago....   [tags: Food Production]
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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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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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Will Our Insatiable Demand for Beef Cost Us Our Planet? - ... By the 1960’s, farmers were leaving their agribusiness life behind to go work in cities and factories. Today there are about 2.2 million farms, big and small (Living History Farm, 2012). Many farmers have outside jobs in order to make it or they go penniless. The changes mentioned, plus wars, economic issues, and droughts, have contributed to the family farm becoming and industrialized farm gravely affecting our food industry. With all these changes, what pushed us in the Western world to begin to demand more beef....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Protecting Consumer Health - ... The damage that E. coli bacteria brought is huge because numerous innocent people lost their lives and health. The Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro pointed out the astounding failure of the food safety system which caused about 57,000 people ill because of E. coli by the end of 2010 (Marler). As the number shows, the current food safety system is not quite working. Correspondingly, the sampling and testing done by FSIS to ensure safer beef do not lessen the negative impact on human health. Looking at the history of the problem, the food safety system for the E....   [tags: Health ]
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E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Protecting Consumer Health - ... Carefully studying the history of the problem, the food safety system for the E. coli contamination has to be improved. Other than sampling and testing of the beef, the USDA and FSIS have to require tests for the presence of E. coli at every site where the beef is processed. As a solution, DeLauro introduced a bill called H.R. 6024: E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act on July 30, 2010 (“Bill Summary & Status 111th Congress (2009-2010) H.R.6024”). This bill will deliver much more stringent regulation for making safer beef considering the problem by requiring every facility to perform specified tests, and trace the contamination site whenever the test comes out to be positive....   [tags: Health ]
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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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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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Taco Bell's Response to Lawsuit - ... The promotion rewarded people who “liked” Taco Bell on Facebook and invited others to become fans of the page with a free beef taco. Through leveraging the power of social media and showing appreciation to its most loyal customers, Taco Bell gained 250,000 “likes” in just one week. As part of its online effort, Taco Bell posted a YouTube video titled “Of Course We Use Real Beef.” The video featured company president Greg Creed disputing the claims by revealing what’s in Taco Bell’s beef. Taco Bell recognized the importance of integrative thinking when countering a problem to which there was no apparent solution....   [tags: Case Study]
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Mad Cow Disease in the United States - 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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Big MAck - Sunday Night Match – up: Big Mac vs. Whopper By reading that comparison of the Big Mac and the Whopper, many pros and cons came to mind. For every good thing the Big Mac has, the Whopper doesn’t, and for every good thing the Whopper has, the Big Mac doesn’t. For instance, the Whopper has only one beef patty that is only slightly larger than one of the Big Mac’s 2 beef patties. Both of thee hamburgers are relatively the same price, yet both have different things to offer. The Big Mac’s beef patties are fried, and the Whoppers patties are broiled....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
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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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ECON, Economics 101, Fall 2004, Midterm 2 - ECON, Economics 101, Fall 2004, Midterm 2 University of Wisconsin, Madison Answer Key Included. Some Graphs May be Unavailable BINARY CHOICE QUESTIONS (Each question is worth 2 points) 1) If marginal cost is increasing for some firm as the level of it output increases, then its average total cost is increasing. a. True b. False 2) Perfect competition means a. The demand curve that any individual firm faces is perfectly elastic and the market demand is also perfectly elastic. b. Firms get the same profit whether they produce at the point where marginal revenue equals marginal cost or at the point where price equals marginal cost....   [tags: wisconsin madison eco economics econ tests] 2085 words
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greatest threat to the country/Mad cow disease - greatest threat to the country/Mad cow disease Mad cow disease (also called BSE) is getting social attention recently in U.S, I had never heard that term when I was a child. It was first time in mid-1980 that illness was out break in the England. People afraid the mad cow disease, because if people infected there is no cure for the patient. I think the mad the cow disease is real threat for the U.S, because people eat a lot of beef. For example, American?fs favorite the McDonald?fs Big Mac is made from beef....   [tags: essays research papers] 830 words
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The Ineffective Priory Food Program - Students have complained for years that the food at Priory was unhealthy and unappetizing. Even after the administration claimed that the school improved the meals, the quality worsened. Every day, a new concoction emerged from the Priory kitchen, only to disappoint hungry students and faculty. These concoctions included greasy pizza, Caesar wraps with a red sauce that seemed to have something swimming in it, and various types of Mexican food. Nonetheless, half of the students ran for the salad bar, not even bothering to look into the kitchen....   [tags: Nutrition ] 970 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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Analysis of Arby’s Sports Illustrated Advertisement - Sexual imagery has been used in advertising for a long time with a great deal of success. With the ever-increasing difficulty of advertisers to gain the attention of the media consumer, the use of both effective and ineffective sexual imagery has flourished in recent years. Some products such as perfume and clothing are relatively easy to sell with sexual imagery. Companies selling products such as fast food, however, must be more creative with their use of sexual imagery. Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant took such a creative approach with its full-page advertisement in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue....   [tags: Sexual Imagery, Advertising ]
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Cattle Ranching in the Brazilian Amazon - ... Similar to the jaguar, many animal keystone species are large predators that “control the densities of other types of ecologically significant prey species,” which stabilizes the population of vital plant species (Mills). The ecological structure of the rainforest is dependent on the species that dwell there. If deforestation continues at its current rate, the extinction of vital species could bring about a powerful change in the ability of the Amazon to function and thrive. Ultimately, this could alter its ability to provide the world with the many recourses that humans currently harvest....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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aqua culture - Aquaculture is a great benefit to the population. Protein filled fish aren’t consumed by humans half as much as beef and chicken(fish 7kg, beef 31kg and 29kg of chicken). With a shortage of fish due to dams, pollution, and habitat lose fish are a high expense so many people are optioning for the less expensive beef and chicken. Fish is an excellent source of nutrition and a healthier source of protein than beef and chicken. Being lower in cholesterol, and having fewer calories than beef it is definitely better but more expensive....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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How Dangerous are Trade Disputes Between the EU and the US for Transatlantic Relations? - How Dangerous are Trade Disputes Between the EU and the US for Transatlantic Relations. INTRODUCTION The United States of America and the 15 countries that comprise the European Union are the two largest economies in the world, and possess the world’s biggest bilateral trading and investment relationship. The enormous impact of trade relations between the two continents creates thousands of jobs and wealth on both sides of the Atlantic. These transatlantic flows of trade and investment amount to around $1 billion a day, and jointly, the global trade accounts for almost 40 % of world trade ....   [tags: Trading European Union United States Essays] 2800 words
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Vietnamese Food - ... Here, everything consists of abundant spices like chili pepper and color food. The food here is hotter and spicier. Spring rolls and Bun Bo Hue are commonly eaten. A spring roll contains fresh meat or fish, fruits and vegetables, and then wrapped in edible rice paper. Bun Bo Hue is a very spicy beef vermicelli noodle. This dish’s broth consists of mainly simmering beef bones and beef shank. As for topping fresh herbs such as cilantro sprigs, diced green onions, lime wedges, raw sliced onions, raw sliced chili or very spicy chili sauce....   [tags: Culture ]
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Molecular Nanotechnology and Literature - Molecular Nanotechnology and Literature Imagine a world where you could have anything you wanted. Gold. Here it is. A new car. Presto. Diamonds. Oh, here, please have some of mine, there's more in the back. Of course, this is not our world at the present, but it might be the world of the future. Molecular nanotechnology will be able to provide whatever one needs or wants, for free or for a minuscule amount of payment. However, it will not only affect commercial and material goods. It will affect medicine, war and weaponry, law enforcement, espionage, entertainment, disposal of waste and garbage, and even literature....   [tags: Cause Effect Science Technology Essays]
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Mad Cow Disease Journal Entry - Mad Cow Disease Journal Entry January 6th, 2004 Garden Grove, California Dear Journal, Mother has just gotten back from the grocery store. She's loading up the refrigerator with chicken, fish, and eggs--no red meat once again. Oblivious to the complaints about father saying the risk to human health from Mad Cow Disease is low and that he has got to have his meat. What can I say. A man has got to have his red, red meat. It has only been less than a year since the World Reference Laboratory has confirmed that a cow killed in Alberta, Canada was tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) also known as Mad Cow Disease among the public....   [tags: Pesonal Narrative Diary disease Essays]
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The World Trade Organization Where It’s Been and Where’s It’s Going? - The World Trade Organization Where It’s Been and Where’s It’s Going. Since the start of trade in the United States and around the world there has always been a need for rules and regulations. The GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) was the one for the past century that dealt with issues that would arise they wrote rules on things that were acceptable and not acceptable in the trade arena. Out of the GATT came the World Trade Organization (WTO) that was designed to take care of more issues than GATT....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Pfizer Case Study - Pfizer Case Study Pfizer Inc. is a large pharmaceutical company that engages in the discovery of new technologies, the manufacture of prescription and "over the counter" (OTC) medicines, as well as the marketing of such products. It operates in three distinct segments that include Human Health, Consumer Healthcare, and Animal Health. For fiscal year 2004, the company generated approximately $53 billion in revenue that contributed to over $11 billion in net income.(Pfizer, 2004) The Cow and Calf division of the Animal Health segment markets its products direct to cattle ranchers....   [tags: Business Strategy Management Analysis] 996 words
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The Importance of Cow Protection in Hinduism - The Importance of Cow Protection in Hinduism "The very name for a cow in Sanskrit is 'Aghnya' which is translated as "not to be killed", an indication that they should never be slaughtered. Who, then could slay them. Surely one who kills a cow a bull commits a heinous crime". Mahabharat, Shantiparv 262.47 There are many reasons why Hindus do not wish to have beef as a source of food, one of them being their religious beliefs. Many Hindus in the whole world don't believe in eating beef as it involves the slaughtering of the most sacred animal in Hinduism.They are influenced by themselves of others (parents, family, friends)....   [tags: Papers] 398 words
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A demand for action in a time of excessive deliberation: Finding a solution within the problem - A demand for action in a time of excessive deliberation: Finding a solution within the problem “I shouldn't be eating hamburgers, because the methane gas cows release is the No.1 contributor to the destruction of the ozone layer; and the No. 1 reason they destroy the rainforest is to make grazing ground for cattle. So it's very ironic that I eat beef, being the environmentalist that I am. But then again, if I ordered the tuna sandwich, I would be promoting the fact that they have large tuna nets that capture innocent little dolphins...” Leonardo DiCaprio; Earth Day 2000 Chairperson It is a shame that a chairperson for Earth Day does not fully comprehend the definition of the word “environmentalist.” His information on beef production is, indeed, accurate, and so is his stance on the fishing industry....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Best Thai Restaurants in San Antonio, Texas - The booming industry of Thai cuisines in San Antonio can be a bit confusing and overwhelming at the same time. That is especially for us who loves eating Thai food. Thus for this reason, we have come up with a list to introduce you the best in town. Thai cuisine is best represented with its aromatic balanced taste. Though it is known to be spicy in most of their dishes, it is still apprehended with sour, sweet, salty, and bitter (optional) flavors. Some even regards Thai cuisine as a delineation of Asian food besides from the eminent Chinese dishes....   [tags: Restaurant Review]
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We're All Dying for a Big Mac - We're Dying for a Big Mac   You have been at the office all day long, slaving over a telephone and a computer terminal. It's lunch time, and you've got an hour to eat. No problem; there's a McDonald's a mere five minutes from the office. You could go there-it's hot, it's fast, and it's convenient. Besides, they supposedly have healthy foods like chicken and fish on the menu. Approximately 45.8 million people are served at fast food restaurants every day in America, and why not. Fast foods are pre-prepared meals that are served quickly at several restaurants strategically located throughout nearly every American city....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Anthrax - This article that I read is about how the E. Coli level in ground beef could be higher in the warm months. There are alot of statistics in it about how much E. Coli is in a certain number of samples of meat and what we can do to kill the virus. It doesn’t really talk about the rise of E. Coli in the warmer months as much as it talks about how the percent has increased since 1995. The government test of raw ground beef suggests that levels of E. Coli 0157:H7, which is a potentially dangerous type of bacteria, have been rising over the past 5 years....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Creative Play: A Royal Life - Creative Play: A Royal Life LAUREN: Good after noon, I am lady Lauren and this is Lady Jadie. JADIE: 'Ello LAUREN: We are ladies of the royal court of beef-a-lot, and we do anything we like with our time. Being pampered royalty is so much fun. And we have our father king Edward to take care of the political matters, so we can spend our lives in bliss. JADIE: I personally enjoy painting, horseback riding and learning, especially languages. This whole "rebirth" movement is very intriguing....   [tags: essays research papers] 574 words
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Twinning In Cattle - Twinning in Cattle Due to the continual fluctuation of the cattle market cattle producers have been searching for ways to improve their production and increase their profits any way possible. For years genetic engineers have been working hard on improving economic efficiency in cattle. It is their hope that through genetic research they can improve the yield and the income of cattle producers around the world. Research has shown that twinning is one way that farmers can increase their yield ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Food Disparagement Laws - Food Disparagement Laws Food Disparagement Law or "Veggie Libel Law" describes the new libel laws that impose penalties on anyone who comments about perishable food products in a manner deemed inconsistent with "reasonable or reliable scientific inquiry."  Food disparagement laws began cropping up in the early 1990's, after a consumer scare over the pesticide Alar, a chemical used to lengthen the time that apples ripen on trees. In 1989, the CBD news program "60 Minutes" broadcast a report that said Alar could cause cancer....   [tags: Papers] 1165 words
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What Is A Belief System - There are many types of belief systems that are out there. It all depends on the religion and its culture. Many beliefs have to do with the worship of gods, reading sacred texts and attending religious events. In order for a religion to exist, a belief system has to also exist. Without a belief system, there would be no religion. Religious belief systems also play an important part in many cultures around the world. Some cultures may not have a strong religious belief system while other cultures do....   [tags: Religion Religious] 1060 words
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Factors Affecting the Rate of Enzyme activity - Enzymes are efficient proteins which play a part in cellular metabolic processes. Enzymes have the ability to improve the rate of reactions among living organisms. (Phillips, 2009) Although they work as a part of the reaction, they do not go through lasting alterations and therefore remain unchanged by the end of the reaction. They can only alter the rate of reaction. (Royal Society of Chemistry) Enzyme activity was first studied in a test tube in 1833 by Payen and Persoz. Temperature, pH, enzyme concentration, substrate concentration, as well as the presence of any inhibitors or activators are all factors which affect the rate at which enzymatic reactions occur....   [tags: science experiments, ] 1678 words
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