Corn, Broccoli, Grass or Balanced

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About a century ago, there was not an epidemic of diet-related illness, a bizarre account of destroyed farmland, dead zones in our oceans created by chemical run-off spilling into the waterways, and there sure was not millions of people questioning the moral ethics of their diet. In the Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, the author Michael Pollan goes on a journey to investigate the sources of the nation’s food supply, for which who are coincidentally responsible for those hazardous predicaments that the nation is facing. In the investigational journal, Pollan explores the industrial food chain, in which supplies food so complex that it would take an expert’s help to uncover the food true origin (17). Pollan also tries to uncover how the current food available has made people face a dilemma when deciding what food to select for their diet. The anxiety that surrounds this decision and the moral ethics made individuals stray from eating meat and animals by products, and they would conform to a vegan or vegetarian regimen. Because of the industrial food chain’s insensitive procedures, there has been a debate over eating industrialized meat or becoming a vegetarian or a vegan. Each side has impractical resolutions for the animal slaughtering crisis, so there is no unwavering solution. The solution is to reinstate and nationalize the historic good farming standards and to eat meat from these environments since sustainable farms are the most beneficial method for humans, animals, and the environment to prosper. The solution for the future is often grounded in the past. In the American industrial food system, 99% of meat comes from CAFOs and feedlots (Foer 5), that ratio are wreaking havoc over Americans health. The ... ... middle of paper ... ...uccor diet-related illness, the environmental pollution, and the animal slaughtering crisis. To conclude, the slow time frame that it takes pasteurized farms to produce meat may abet us in beginning to value our food, become smarter omnivores, and come to terms with our ethical position on our diets. Works Cited Foer, Jonathan Safran. Against Meat.The New York Times: New York, 2009. Macrae, Fiona. “How being vegetarian does more harm to the environment than eating meat”. www.Dailymail.uk. Associated Newspapers Ltd: 20 November 2013 Magnesi, Jennifer. “The Disadvantages of Being Vegetarian”. ehow. Demand Media: Web. 25 November 2013. n.d.“How Do CAFOs Impact the Environment?” www.epa.gov. U.S. Environment Protection Agency: Web. 25 November 2013 Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin: New York, 2006.

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