A group that was knowledgeable of the effects certain chemicals have on food was appointed to regulating the standards of the meat-packing industry. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Division of Chemistry was charged with enforcing the Food and Drugs Act, which prohibited interstate commerce in foods, drinks, and drugs that were mislabeled or adulterated” (Badertscher). A chemistry affiliated group was put in charge of monitoring of the produced meat. The meatpacking industry was regulated and supervised constantly to ensure that any and all produce is acceptable for consumption. The meat-packing industry took a massive blow from the popularization of “The Jungle” and its revealing
History.com (2016) came to this conclusion becasue the information recieved from the book. His depiction of the horrible scene later led to federal food safety laws. How a food safety myth became a legend (2016) stated that the book, The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, opened up the federal topic about the meat packing industry that also including the workers’ conditions and the way the meat preparation was handled. How a food safety myth became a legend came to this conclusion
As diets and health become more and more of a public concern in America. Two authors weigh in on their opinions on how the American public should handle the problem of obesity as well as their solutions to the overwhelming issue. In one article, “Against Meat,” published on the New York Times website in 2009, points out that the solution to obesity should be vegetarianism. Johnathan Foer who is a vegetarian, claims that his diet and way of living is his the way of improving health in the American public. Foer’s article provides a sense of humor as well as personal stories to attempt to persuade his audience for the ethical treatment of animals along with his personal solution for his own health and the health of his family.
On first thought the sound of eating roadkill is just disturbing, but there are many people who believe roadkill is food being put to waste. Buhler begins to build his credibility with some facts about eating roadkill such as “It is the perfect meat for vegetarians and vegans”, and “Mutual Automobile Insurance Company estimated that 1,232,000 deer were hit by cars in the United States”. Is it possible to ever catch me eating roadkill? Probably not, but some things Buhler state seem to make sense. In the passage “On Eating Roadkill”, Buhler makes effective use of ethos, pathos, and logos to get his argument across.
Namit Arora, author of the article “On Eating Animals”, harshly captures the inhumane production of meat in America with repulsive imagery and shocking details. Arora, writer at thehumanist.com, reveals the immediate attention that Americans give to their pets and news-famous animals like Molly a runaway cow, yet they neglect to realize the millions of livestock being killed daily. With an accusatory and critical tone Arora condemns the hypocrisy of those who are pro-life for animals, but they still consume meat products. In return, this clarifies the injustice towards these animals for his American readers and global viewers. Namit Arora’s devastating imagery underscores the brutality of American actions towards innocent animals with descriptions such as, “the cow, bellowing miserably and hobbling like a drunk for several seconds before collapsing” and, “...died on the street in a pool of blood.” When the readers imagine a drunk they usually think of a comical situation where a dazed and confused person stumbles and falls.
Morality consists of principles that distinguish between right and wrong (Collins dictionary, 2015), which means it refers to certain code of conduct that, under certain provision, would be put forward by all rational persons. Ethical consumption of meat and vegetarianism has been a notable debate for quite a long period of time with a lot of arguments still going on. Vegetarianism has failed to take a strong ethical stand since the nature of all human beings is to adapt omnivorous diet and a major part of human body demands nutrition that can only be obtained from non-vegetarian diet. Even though it seems wrong to kill animals cruelly for the sake of consuming them, animals are not moral in this world and they do not have any culture. Humans are generally viewed as omnivores (Fischler, 1981), and they are naturally designed for omnivorous diet.
Two of the most common pollutants from slaughterhouses are carbon dioxide and methane. “Slaughterhouses are also responsible for large outputs of greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide, both major contributors to climate change“ (Farr). The question I’d like to answer is; How can switching to a vegan diet impact a person's health, social life, and the planet? The answer that I got from research on the environment due to the meat industry is - slaughterhouses emit tons of greenhouse gases that pollute the air, and the water is polluted by dumping things such as manure and fat into the water. I believe that slaughterhouses and the meat industry are extremely bad for the
In theory as years go by things will change. Eric Schlosser disproves that theory with his book titled Fast Food Nation (2001). About a hundred years after the mistreatment in the Gilded Age occured Fast Food Nation describes the same if not worse conditions of industries in America. In chapter 8, Schlosser uses rhetorical strategies to unveil the dark side of meat-packing factories. Schlosser begins by explaining what happens to the animals
Through this process, I also learned a lot about campus food waste. For example, I learned that Sodexo (SUNY New Paltz and other colleges’ dining hall company) have been tracking and composting their food waste in a local farm. In doing that, they found a drastic reduction in their food waste. Additionally, after researching and learning more about campus food waste, it made me more cautious about wasting food. Whenever I am at the campus dining hall, I try to eat with my stomach and not my eyes.