At school, my teacher gave me a list of topics for research work where I found the reasons to become vegetarian, which I had been thinking about a lot. According to United Nations, one of the most crucial contributors to the significant environmental problems like biodiversity loss, water and air pollution, climate change is the cattle sector (Steinfeld et al, 2011).In the USA, the rate of meat production is noticeably high , on average every American eating approximately 200 pounds of meat each year (The Campaign for safe food). Context High leveled meat consumption is an act of consuming meat in high amounts so that it can affect the environment. The global meat production reached its peak at 308.5 million tons in 2013 (World Watch Report,
The human being has consumed meat for thousands of years which has been part of the daily life. It would be very challenging for some people to stop consuming meat and would require a lot of effort since we found meat everywhere. It is true that meat provides nutrients that benefit the human body. Nevertheless, these benefits can only be provided by organic meat, because when you buy processed meat you are buying more than that. However, we let ourselves be carried away by the vitamins and minerals that this provides to us.
Should Americans be eating beef? This question is being considered now more than ever as more the effects of the meat industry on the environment are revealed. Studies have found approximately 20% of the United States methane emissions come from the meat industry, as well contributing to a number of other problems. With over 900,000 total heads of cattle farmed in the United States, the problem is not only the emissions, it’s the allocation of resources. The industry demands copious amounts land and water be devoted to producing feed for cattle.
In United States alone, the food that go to waste worth an estimated $165 billion (Gardiner, 2014). The amount of food wasted in United States can build 35 World Trade Centre as 1 World Trade Center only cost around $3.8 billion (Brown, 2012). When our surrounding was polluted by the food waste, the government will spend a lot of money to solve this problem and this thing increase economic burden. We should make a right choice and think wisely before buying foods to avoid food waste. Food waste problem should be handle seriously as food waste increase economic
The article The Economic Case for Worldwide Vegetarianism by Lauren Cassani Davis is a discussion of the benefits, economic and health benefits of being a vegetarian. The article discusses the cost of meat to the world economy every year, as well as the potential future economic impacts of the continued consumption of meat. Their article also illustrates the potential changes in dietary guidelines that would have to change in order for the world to become vegetarian. There is a description of a study done by researchers from The Oxford Martin Programme examining the potential dietary scenarios for 2050. The study proves that the united states would save the most by becoming vegetarian, saving 180 billion dollars.
One and a half acres of forest is cut down per second for our own needs. If the current rate of deforestation continues then it won 't take long before we destroy all rain forests on earth. The reasons for deforestation in the Amazon include agriculture, Cattle ranching, logging, mining, oil companies, and dams. There are over 121 different natural remedies that can be found in the rain forest that could be used as medicines. Not only do we use the rain forests for products and land space but we also get oxygen out of it.
“The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous ten thousand. But the image that’s used to sell food is still the imagery of agrarian America.” These two lines introduced us to what is going to happen in the documentary. It will provide a glimpse of corporate farming and mass production in America and the alarming issues it have. This is not some show to promote the vegan lifestyle or to talk smack about processed food. This is an exposé of the true events that is currently happening behind the curtains of food production, the downside of “conventional” farming industry, the multinational mega companies that ran the food industry, and the power of consumers to change these by altering their lifestyle.
Factory farms are one of the biggest producers of pollutants in the world. They are one of the biggest problems of the 21st century but everyone is happy to turn a blind eye as long as they aren’t judged for stuffing their face with meat and washing it down with milk meant for a baby calf. We need to cut down on our devouring of animal products before it devours Earth. The cruel and disgusting conditions that animals have to face every day shouldn’t be allowed. In a nationwide survey of America 94% of people, a staggering majority agree that animals which are raised to be used as food should be free
But that is not the case, increasing fishing efforts over the last fifty years as well as unjustifiable fishing practices are pushing many fish stocks to the point of extinction. Millions upon millions of people rely on fish for protein, and fishing is so much of the livelihood for millions of people around the world (overfishing). There are a lot of recreational fishermen that complain about the laws we have in place to protect fish, such as a size requirement and limit per day. These laws are put in place by the state to help prevent a species from being over fished. The definition of over fishing is to deplete the number of fish in a body of water by too much fishing.
The film, “Food Inc.,” from Director Robert Kenner revealed that conventional farms can be heartbreaking in the sense of the farm animals’ living conditions, however it also mentioned how efficient the farms were when it came to producing food and making money. As shown in the film, chickens are raised in half the time and are twice as big as they were 50 years ago. This means that farmers do not have to raise as many chickens, which also means that if the meat meets or surpasses the demand, consumers will pay a lower price for the product. This rule of supply and demand gives conventional farming the upper hand because organic farming cannot produce as much meat with its more humane methods, leaving low-income families to choose conventionally farmed meat because of its low cost and
A downer is an animal that collapses from poo health and unable to stand back up. Although some downed animals can be terminally ill the majority often require just hydration and rest, but instead farmers condone their slow and painful death. On estimation there are about 200,000 downed cows that die every year. In the majority of America’s states it is legal and common to let downers die of exposure over a span of a few days or toss live downers into dumpsters to die. In upper state New York, specifically Watkins Glen, a farm called Farm Sanctuary exists.
The area of all the forests is about 1.1 millions of acres and it 's tones of wood. Not less important is that forests are homes and habitat for thousands of animals. As a conclusion I can say that forests will save colony in bad times or help to grow up and become better. Animals and fish in North Carolina will provide colony with food and clothes for many years. Mammals will be the main suppliers of meat because in North Carolina there about 25 types of them.
The Shorthorn cattle breed, originated from England in the late 18th century, has a dual-purpose, the breed can be used for both beef and dairy. They were imported to the United States around 1870’s (Cattle.com), and there are usually around 20,000 Shorthorns registered every year. They are known for being great mothers to their calves (Cattle.com). Supposedly, the only problem with owning this breed of cattle is that they are plagued by the TH disease. A very known breed of cattle to ordinary Americans, is the Texas Longhorn.
The article, “Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says,” by Ron Nixon, talks about food waste and of plans on how to stop it. Specifically, Nixon argues that there are millions of people all over the country that don’t have enough to eat. Also that there are people that go to bed hungry most days, while others are throwing away extra scraps they didn’t eat. Nixon writes about the tons of food thrown in the trash every week, resulting in economic and environmental issues. Also about how the Earth’s landfills then get filled up with even more garbage.
Each year, 48 million food and water borne illnesses will sicken the United States inhabitants, and an additional 3,000 people will die from those illnesses. Food and water safety is crucial to the public because it directly affects people’s health, and without good hygiene diseases will spread quickly. It is also important to point out that many people live in conditions where they do not have access to resources necessary for human survival, and these are the ones that need the most assistance. For many, it is due to the carelessness of food and water distributors and lack of government intervention. For example, the Flint Michigan Water Crisis, a completely preventable occurrence.