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Some of these effects are antibiotic resistant bacteria due to the overuse of antibiotics in livestock, meat-borne pathogens (e. coli), and diseases associated with diets rich in animal fats (diabetes). Meat consumption all over the world is increasing making meat a global issue. As a result many researchers have been trying to create meat substitutes to minimize the impact of consumption. Substitutes, to date, have been made from soybeans, peas, or even from animal tissues grown in a culture. What exactly is this “meat” grown in a culture?
As humanity becomes more civilized, many of us perceive that eating livestock is morally incorrect, but aren’t we are designed to be an omnivore? Our teeth and digestive system serve the purpose of breaking down animal and plant foods and to bring these important nutrients to every part of the body. Despite the fact that, in 2011, U.S. meat and poultry production reached more than 92.3 billion pounds, the ethic of killing and eating animals as well as the concern of the environmental burden caused by the production of meats is debatable. However, animal based diet is necessary for the human body to function properly and we can choose the meat produced from environmentally sustainable farms to avoid the moral ambiguity. Anatomy and Physiology Factor Some group of people who live on a plant-based diet argues that the human digestive system does not digest animal meat well.
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Escherichia Coli is a bacterium that is normal inside of the intestines of most animals including humans, but when it is presented outside of the intestinal tract it can be fatal. E. Coli is spread when cattle are slaughtered and the E. Coli from the hides of the animals is getting transferred into the meat (Daluiso). This bacteria is clearly very harmful to the human body. After the death of this child, his grandma and mother tried very hard to get a law passed that would better regulate the production of food and decrease contamination (Metzger). Kevin’s law is: To protect public health by clarifying the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to prescribe performance standards for the reduction of pathogens in meat, meat products, poultry, and poultry products processed by establishments receiving inspection services and to enforce the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System requirements, sanitation requirements, and the performance standards (H.R.3160 - Kevin's Law).
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