Unfortunately, the high demand and shortcuts made living conditions for the animal unsuitable. The meat produced today is much different than it was then. Most meat now are filled with hormones to raise them plumper. Animal rights and health issues is a enormous problem in the meat industry. We may mindlessly eat meat, but have we ever gave a thought where it came from or how it was treated when it was still alive?
However, much of the animals we consume are bred in unnaturally high numbers so that enough meat is produced for us. This issue could be resolved if humans no longer ate meat because then there would be no reason to breed these animals and their numbers would return to normal. Although I do not believe Taylor and Taylor’s argument is presented well, I do agree with them. They do not always bring up strong points and rarely provide adequate support, but they do have a good overall argument. It is unethical for humans to produce and consume meat.
(N. Fiala) This is a huge saving in just the production in meat. There is a down side to cultured meat. If they were to go with in vitro meat the farmer that raise the cows for the conventional meat would lose their jobs. This would cost the government to pay for them until they find a new job. Also, if you think that the prices for the lab equipment is high and the supplies need for synthetic meat, but the prices for livestock are almost as high.
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.
But speaking as a “run-of-the-mill, suburban citizen”, even after knowing all the ills of factory farming, these methods are not appealing to me. We all like convenience and affordability, which these methods cannot offer AYYYY CITE And that is truly the issue here. The meat that we are getting– that convenient meat that none of us seem to want to live without– is quite frankly grotesque and unhealthy. But we keep eating. Is it possible to come up with an all-inclusive evaluation to contrast the positives of meat consumption with the negative consequences of meat production?
Food industries are businesses, businesses want to see profits and keeping up with this high demand for low priced food has taken a turn for the worse for the animals being raised. This modern day farming technique is referred to as factory farming, which is the method of raising animals for mass consumption at the most efficient rate of production. To the uniformed individual this sounds like the solution to world hunger, but to the informed individual they ask themselves if treating these animals the... ... middle of paper ... ...is much to improve on. Between the fact that the raising and slaughtering of animals is so inhumane that it is difficult to believe that people still choose to eat animals. On the global scale it is easy to understand why we need to farm the way we do because without the large amounts of meat coming out of factory farms, a lot of people would be suffering in second and third world countries.
The growth of fast food has changed the face of farming and ranching, slaughterhouses and meatpacking, nutrition and health, and even food tastes gradually as time elapsed. Fast food has changed farming, ranching, and meatpacking to an extent where it is nearly impossible to recover due to the amount of meat that is being consumed in the United States and the amount of meat that are required to prepare those products in America and other foreign countries. The author of Fast Food Nation stated, “Ranchers currently face a host of economic problems: rising land prices, stagnant beef prices, oversupplies of cattle, increased shipments of live cattle from Canada and Mexi... ... middle of paper ... ...es of cattle, which resulted in the increase of suicidal reports. Slaughterhouses and meatpacking companies have amplified the amount of cattle slaughtered each hour to fulfill the amount of meat consumed in the United States due to the cause of fast food. The damage that fast food had placed on illegal immigrant workers and sanitary workers that are employed in slaughterhouses are as much as murdering the men and women, minute by minute.
These arguments falsely assume that pork chops and steak are the only products of animal agriculture. They falsely presume that a pound of animal foodstuffs is nutritionally and energetically equivalent to a pound of plant foodstuffs. These arguments also ignore the energy content and opportunity cost of replacing animal by-products, which is considerable. Even the animal's excrement is a valuable resource. Certain animal products, such as fetal calf serum, collagen and laminin are crucial for medical research using cell cultures, and have no available alternatives.
Our Future Health with Factory Farming Ever tasted a burger or chicken sandwich and felt like it wasn’t real or something just wasn’t right with it? Factory farming has become our number one way to produce our meats today. With factory farming comes nothing healthy or natural, so what is at risk for our future? Our health is currently greatly affected by factory farming and will continue to be. Many o diseases and cancers that are out today are from these processed meats from the factory.
Despite the obvious benefits of more nutritious foods and crops that are hardier and more resistant to harsher climates, there are some concerns surrounding GM foods. Each new alteration can cause an unforeseen allergic reaction, negate the effects of antibiotics, or potentially cause some adverse effects to the environment (Falkner 101). Every newly developed GM food must be tested on a case by case basis as there is no universal method that determines the safety of all modified components. As a result, long term effects of ingesting food with altered material are unknown. You may not know it, but in the United States GM foods are quite prevalent.