Corn In Omnivore's Dilemma

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Feeding animals, corn is not healthy for anybody, this process only affects the animal's ability to grow at their own pace. In Northern America, one particular Hispanic family tree, 70% of their family members are affected with both type one and type two diabetes, which can be associated with corn. A Hispanic family member changed the way he ate by becoming vegan. One of his main reasons was to stay healthy which meant cutting corn out of his diet. Emphasized in the film, Food inc. and in the novel Omnivore's Dilemma; corn can be easily sold and bought for a cheap price in the U.S. Many producers split the natural process in half by teaching and forcing the animals to eat corn, which fattens them up quicker than if they were eating food…show more content…
which used real examples from real companies, showing that’s not how corporations work. “ Corn is in chickens, cows, pigs, and fish, etc. ” ( Food inc.) Most companies are much more interested in selling their product out faster, thus feeding them corn, so they are able to receive their money as soon as possible. The natural way takes about 3 months, this includes feeding them what they are naturally supposed to eat, letting them run wild in a peaceful environment, and not causing the animals stress. Instead, big companies are choosing to risk their client’s health by feeding animals what they are not supposed to eat and pumping them with e Coli and stuffing them in a tiny barn where they can’t flap a wing and are forced to stand in feces which may or may not be their own . In The Jungle, they described how they treated dead animal meat, now just imagine how they must have treated the alive animals. This next quote is describing how they kept the meat . “Every Spring they did it; and in the barrels there would be dirt and rust and old nails and stale water- and cartload after cartload of it would be taken up and dumped into the hoppers with fresh meat, and sent out to the public’s breakfast” (Pg. 143, The Jungle) The immigrates back in that age were so desperate about earning any amount of wage, they did not care about the quality they were sending the meat
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