. . . In this issue of the JCI [Journal of Clinical Investigation], Stanhope and colleagues demonstrate that consumption of fructose-sweetened but not glucose-sweetened beverages for 10 weeks increases de novo lipid synthesis, promotes dyslipidemia, impairs insulin sensitivity, and increases visceral adiposity in overweight or obese adults” (Abstract). Fructose sweetener is another way to say high fructose corn syrup.
When the 1970s introduced High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), a cheap sweetener alternative to sucrose in a fructose-glucose liquid form (fifty five percent fructose, forty two percent glucose, and three percent saccharides), it brought extensive numbers of health problems with it (Bray, 2004 & Johnson, 2010 ). Prior to the 70’s, on average, sugar contributed to four percent of daily caloric intake, however over the past four and a half decades, this statistic has increased to whopping sixteen percent, leading some scientist to consider it an “addiction” as they observe the sugar substitute wreak havoc on humans’ bodies worldwide (Butler, 2011). Along with hooking those who indulge sweets to it, High Fructose Corn Syrup also leads to obesity:
With her innovations and ideas, she has changed the agricultural world as we know it. Dr. Grandin has personally changed my life. According to www.grandin.com/temple.html Temple Grandin has influenced meat production and processing and has created a scoring system which is being used by many large corporations today. The system is supposed to help and improve animal welfare. This affects me because, as food is processed, it affects the taste of the meat.
COMMODITY: ANIMALS IN FACTORIES Animals should have the right to live a normal life as much as humans do. “When animal factories developed in the early 1970s” (Mason and Singer, 1990) people started to benefit more from the animals. Everyday we eat fresh meat, buy fur clothes but we are ignoring the fact of how these products are produced and coming in our hands, and what millions of animals are going through in these factories. The animals are stuffed inside cages and put in a violent and polluted environment. The truth behind these factories should be exposed, because people should know that it is getting out of control and it is affecting and damaging our environment and human health daily in a bad way.
I work with a quite of few people who are committed to Veganism at Casper Humane Society who have offered some influence on Dairy/Meat Factories and was shown a quite graphic video on what really goes on in them. This discouraged me to the point where I only would buy dairy or meat products from stores that I knew
Something I didn’t consider was the way they treat animals that literally feed the world. After watching the video I was shown, I was shocked and couldn’t believe the way they treated animals. It’s horrible the way people can do that to living animals with no hesitation. After watching and reading these facts about the conditions that animals are forced to endure on factory farms you might be displeased to learn that 99% of all of the meat that is sold in the United States comes from factory farms. What is Factory Farming?
However, animal activists shouldn’t be the only people concerned about this issue. Any carnivorous human taking part in the consumption of these slaughterhouse animals may want to know more about it as well. Animal activists, while presumably solely concerned with the comfort and well being of the animal, have provided a window into the world of slaughterhouses, and have, inadvertently or not, revealed a truth: The inhumane treatment and virtual torturous living environment of animals in slaughterhouses not only hurts the animal, but the humans who eat them as well. While the green fields and pretty red barns on the
The natural life cycle depicts how animals and humans consume other species in order to survive. However, the issue about whether or not the consumption of meat is ethical has risen. Based on one’s belief and upbring, one may believe that eating meat is unethical while others chose to live a life where they eat meat based on their reference. Although, ultimately people have the decision to choose if they want to include meat in their diets, consuming meat is ethical as long as one is aware of what they eat and where these livestock are coming from. Having awareness of what one eats is important, making one conscious on where it originates and being grateful for the hard work it took in order to produce it.
This is where the sociological imagination comes into play. From the sociological perspective, a vegetarian diet or love for salad might be explained by one being opposed to factory farms. Factory farms are plantations where cows, chickens, turkeys, and pigs are locked in tiny cages, starved, and injected with growth hormones so the farmers can have more meat to sell (Calderone). These growth hormones can have negative effects on our health, and they have often been linked to various types of cancer (Factory Farming). Not only are factory farms incredibly cruel, but they are also unsanitary.
Trees and shrubs also provide shade to the animals and allow them to hide from any perceived danger. They give the anmals a more natural environment to live in. At an concontail farm they Feed livestock animal byproducts, which increases the risk of mad cow disease (BSE) and the use of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. The cows that are lucky enough to go to a pasture are relegated to GMO grains as a means to fatten them for slaughter. They are also often pumped full of hormones and antibiotics which have led to all sorts of health issues in the humans who consume their meat.
A couple main points about factory farmed beef was that cows stand ankle deep in their own manure. This leads to the spread of bacterial and usually leads to manure ending up on or in the meats finished product. Cows have open tubes that lead to their stomachs. They didn’t seem to show the living of pigs as much as they did cows and chickens. I’m assuming that the raising and production of pork is along the same lines as beef and chicken, not what it should
Second, the article gives me a specific example of how many farmers malnourish their cows. Third, Undre’s consequences will help me show the readers that the practices of many farmers should not be tolerated. Dan Bloom’s article about Undre can help strengthen my argument on how the treatment of cattle should