A committee from the Academies has stated that the likelihood of these products having and allergenic effect is low. (2) Yet the committee also has cautionary words about the validity of their statements, claiming that the only way to actually find out the reactions to the products is to run multiple tests ... ... middle of paper ... ...r of the Center for Food Safety. "I think overwhelmingly consumers would want that information and I think there's reason to give it to them." (7) Mendelson also added that many Americans do not even know that they are currently eating genetically modified foods. The use of cloned animals in the production of a greater quantity and quality of meat could be beneficial to society in so many ways.
Farmers are giving animals synthetic hormones and antibiotics to increase the growth and kill bacteria. Unfortunately, if one consumes the meat and produce there are major side effects to human body. Hormones are given to animals to accelerate growth and antibiotics are given to treat pathogens, but unfortunately people are being affected by the hormones and the antibiotic resistant bacteria. Further, supplying the body with an abnormal amount of natural or synthetic hormones can cause a minor or major hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance can affect the human body in multiple outcomes.
Factory farming also has a negative impact on the environment. The waste run-off of fertilizing manure spoils habitats and water sources, and methane from cattle is increasing the effects of greenhouse gases in our climate. Increasing the free-range farming industry, creating government legislation, and regulating animal production could resolve this problem in our food industry. In addition, providing more accessible knowledge and information for the public to be aware of where our food is coming from can also be beneficial. Factory farms may be a solution to the high demand of animal products, but they are bad for society, ... ... middle of paper ... ...oi.org/10.1289/ehp.121-a182 [online 01 June 2013] Nordgren, Anders.
For example, “When parasites, such as hookworms in man or trichostrongyles in cattle and sheep, affect the entire population, the effect of the disease is masked and often not recognized…the injections of these parasites results in great loss of blood through bleeding into the intestine.” Moreover, parasites infect their host leaving an escape route for bacteria and diseases to spread. These diseases can be contagious to humans, therefore animals harm the ecosystem by spreading bacteria and pathogens. According to Baucom and de Roode (2011), tolerance or resistant mechanisms in animals can reduce the growth of parasites. Diseases and bacteria are not the only problems with animals. As the human population increases, animals and humans come in conflict with one another because space and food are limited.
“Misuse of antibiotics could result in selection for resistant bacteria”. This gentle warning mentioned by the inventor of antibiotics, Sir Alexander Fleming, seems to have lost its meaning over the course of years. Antimicrobial resistance is a growing public health concern; antibiotics used in factory farmed animals raised for human consumption contributes to this problem. Scientific evidence confirms that by the consumption of meat that contains antibiotic-resistant microbes, some antibiotic resistant bacteria are transferred from animals to humans ("GAO"). Factory farming has its benefits, but issues arise due to the overuse of antibiotics in factory-farmed animals, and this essay aims to propose a solution by analyzing Denmark’s successful antibiotic banning policies.
Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful to Nature The process of Genetically Modified (GM) Foods is the way of the future, it is promised to help eliminate world hunger across the world. Genetically modified foods are going to create a healthier, drought resistant crops which do not need any sprayed chemicals, but that is not the case. Genetically Modified Foods, are unsafe because of the many organisms in the food that may affect the body, which has not been identified yet. It is estimated that 2/3 of the United States supermarket may contain Genetically Modified Foods, or Genetically Modified ingredients. Genetically Modified Foods can cause allergies, destroy ecosystems, and are dangerous to eat.
On the other hand, developed countries are more worry about the safety and taste of their food. In their research paper, Azasi and Ho (2010) have presented two alternative solutions to solve food secure problem; they also define the advantage and the disadvantage of the two solution. The first solution is the genetic modified crops (GM crops). The production yield of GM crops is very high, and it is cheaper since GM crops have high resistant to pest and weed. However, GM crops can affect the surrounding environment and cause great damage to human and other living being; and, not all developed and developing countries are accepted GM technology.
Another great advantage is that large productivity of food is possible with the least amount of land. Studies have revealed that intensive farming can alter the environment in lots of ways. To create large open fields to farm on, trees and forests are often destroyed and this can lead to soil erosion. It also hinders and can destroy the natural habitat of wild animals and birds. The use of chemicals on crops can also contaminate the soil and get into water supplies, such as lakes and rivers from which wild animals feed.
The hygiene level can get to such a poor state that they are often in contact with their own excreta as well as excreta of the other animals they are housed with and because of tight single air space they share, the likelihood of catching diseases from one another is further increased and very often a whole heard can be infected at one time. If these problems could be eradicated it could save a lot of time and money for the farmers. The use of antibiotics and hormones before the livestock actually catches
This is because, of food unsustainability. This study will give an insight on how sustainable foods are helping America rather than unsustainable foods. This idea will help turn America away from heading down the wrong path which is uns... ... middle of paper ... ...nts that are harmful are released. The factory farms have not only been seen to affect humans, but the animals also. The food given to these animals are supposed to make them grow faster, but it is also causing serious digestive problems for the animals.