So what’s the end-result of the feed-’em-fast-and-cheap factory farmed method? Inferior food with negligible nutrients and more of the unhealthy fats. (Lipman 4) The food that you think is healthy really isn't. Cows are now more fatty than ever making them more appealing to buyers. also since corn cost less to buy than grass its a cheap
To keep up with the demand, these meat companies found ways to increase their production of meat. Large meat companies began injecting chickens with growth hormones and steroids, which caused the chickens to grow twice as big in half the amount of time. Not only are the chickens genetically modified, but they are also raised in factories with thousands of other chickens. These huge companies sacrificed the quality of their produce for quantity. The documentary filmmakers interviewed several farmers who raise chickens for Tyson Food.
The professor points out that stop using pesticides that will make farmers lose a lot of crops. The professor adds that will cause a huge disadvantage to farmers by reducing their yeilds and cannot help them to compete with other farmers who they use
With the need for more animal pastures, and grazing land deforestation is occurring globally. To keep a factory farm running the use of fossil fuels to run machinery, and heat barns during the winter months causes even more pollution to the environment. This magazine provides an ample amount of information to prove that factory farming is damaging the environments in many ways, and regulations need to be put in place. "Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses." "Unacceptable" Risks to Public Health, Environment.
USDA has repeatedly purchased meat from companies that have been involved in major bacterial outbreaks. A handful of children have been sickened because of this. To make matters even worse, the USDA buys the cheapest meat it can get, leaving the meat highly susceptible to having harmful diseases and pieces of bones. Even fast-food restaurants have higher meat standards than the National School Lunch Program ((NSLP)USDA provides the meat for the NSLP). Lastly, chapter nine notifies people that kitchen sinks aren’t as clean as they may think.
15 They covered all the ground until it was black. They devoured all that was left after the hail—everything growing in the fields and the fruit on the trees. Nothing green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt(Exodus 10, New International Version).” Definitely sounded like what was happening now. Staring up at the sky in awe, it occured to me that this was probably God coming to punish me for stealing Mary’s biscuit the other day. The millions of grasshoppers descended and immediately began to eat anything and everything green - the garden, the grass, the leaves on the trees, and especially, poor Pa’s wheat field (Wilder 79).
There are two forms main forms of speciesism, the first some species are favored more then others such as dogs and cows. The meat and dairy industries have conditioned people to believe that cows, pigs, chickens, and turkeys do not have the same emotions that dogs have therefore it is alright to kill them. The second form is that nonhuman animals are commodities. Nonhuman animals are treated as raw materials for the production or for scientific use. This is speciesism and it is just as wrong and evil as racism, sexism,
The animals are kept and raised while held in tight spaces and packed with different antibiotics. "When livestock producers administer antibiotics routinely to their flocks and herds, bacteria can develop resistance, thrive and even spread to our communities, contributing to the larger problem of antibiotic resistance”(Report Examines Antibiotics). For example, when E-Coli was found out to be the cause of many sick adults and children, and some deaths, the investigation then took place and was found that the farms where the cows were being raised was so unhealthy and unclean that the animals were standing in their own feces. The film also informs the audience with the devastating news of E-Coli being in circulation from the cows standing in their own feces and then being cut into large pieces of meat without being fully cleaned. Because of this, the feces unfortunately got into the meat and had been eaten by the consumers.
In Agnès Varda’s film The Gleaners and I, farmers are depicted throwing away thousands of pounds of edible potatoes because the supermarkets will not accept potatoes that are too small, too big, or too oddly shaped. In an interview with the farmers, Varda highlights that, regardless of the strange appearances, the potatoes are perfectly fine to eat (Varda 2000). Simply because the potatoes are not uniformly shaped, they are rejected by the supermarkets, and by extension the supermarkets’ customers, as undesirable and unsellable. In Mireille Roselo’s article “Agnès Varda’s Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse”, she criticizes the supermarkets for this, contending that the supermarkets “will only buy rigorously regular and millimetrically correct potatoes” (Rosello 3). Once again, the reverse is true.
The colonials of New Spain brought animals such as horses, cattle, goats, sheep, chicken and pigs. Here Pilcher describes the importance of corn and wheat. He uses very descriptive to show Mexico’s elites love towards dishes based on wheat. He also discusses Mexico’s oldest documents of cookbooks, however, the Europeans heavily influenced them. Mole poblano turned out strangely similar to European cooking and wouldn’t have been considered from the
With the use of effective visual elements coupled with commentary, Food Inc. aims to expose the corrupted side of the food industry. Heart-wrenching images of hundreds of baby chickens being raised in spaces no larger than a dresser drawer, hundreds of pigs being mashed to death in a single motion on the ‘kill floor’, and the industrialized slaughtering of cattle with dark music in the background, is depressing and an appeal to pity among the audience. These explicit scenes of the animal killings are intended to highlight the inhumane cruelty towards animals. Another example is the interview with Barbara Kowalcyk, mother a the young boy who died from e.coli poising, contracted by eating tainted meat, tainted by the way in which it was processed in the industrial factory. This story is a powerful way to appeal to the viewer’s emotions and illustrate the seriousness of the corruption within the food