The Dalai Lama simply and humbly replied “I eat what is served.” There are a lot of people who have specific preferences towards what they eat for many different reasons. The more popular of these special dietary choices are vegetarians and vegans. Vegetarians do not eat meat of any kind but will eat eggs or dairy products and vegans do not eat any food that comes from animals in any way In “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life,” Eberstadt uses an ethical and moral argument to debate in favor of the benefits a vegetarian diet holds over carnivorous or omnivorous dietary lifestyles. Although Eberstadt seems to be passionate about her point of view, she uses manipulative writing and exploits the delicate nature of human emotion to back up her own claims, all the while overlooking important factual and rational aspects of the issue, but uses deceivingly relevant events and facts from history to ease up the persuasion process of the reader towards her favor. The article “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life” by Mary Eberstadt is about the relationship between vegetarianism and veganism with abortion.
I think that pink slime should not be banned. Banning of LFTB is wasting of 10 to 12 pounds of edible lean beef from every animal and slaughtering another 1.5 million animals. Producing quality lean beef without any substance can be edible. However, manufacturers should bring public to notice and mention the additive in the label so people can choose if they want to consume it or not. 2.
The idea that organic is better for the consumer and the environment is more of a mindset and not the truth. My purpose is to show the people who believe in organic products, that there are just as many down falls as conventional foods. Many people assume that organic foods are healthier, when in fact organic foods are more susceptible to carrying pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella. They also think that because organic farmers use natural pesticides rather than synthetic pesticides, it’s better for the environment. However, organic farmers are able to use a copper solution, which never leaves the soil, to fight fungal disease as where the conventional farmer use pesticides that are biodegradable.
This advancement has allowed consumers to receive fresh food and beverages from distant locations without the fear of spoilage. Food suppliers can now ship their merchandise to a larger array of people. This creates a hypothetical increase in the demand for their products and a decrease in the risks involved with shipping perishable food items. Refrigerated railroad cars were invented in 1878 by Andrew Chase to solve the problem of Chicago cattle dealer Gustavus Swift. Gustavus decided to butcher his cattle before sending it to the consumer as an attempt to lower the cost and boost the efficiency of his shipping.
She claims that the Prius became a standard for environmentalism because of its low emissions, however the real issue is not vehicle emissions, but it is raising a preparing livestock for food.Freston continues by saying that a large issue is the gases produced, not only carbon dioxide but methane and nitrous oxide and that these gases come primarily from farmed animals. She ends by claiming becoming vegetarian has never been easier due to the immense amount of vegetarian friendly foods that have come about in recent years. The main appeal of the essay is the logical appeal. Freston uses hard evidence from sources such as reports published from the United Nations which concluded, “The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” (800)This is effective because is shows the reader that the issue of environmental problems is even being noticed by the United Nations. Freston continues by stating “the U.N. report says almost a fifth of global warming emissions come from livestock - that’s more emissions than from all of the world’s transportation combined.” (800) This can be alarming for the reader and is effective
Meat Morality Many animal rights activists claim that the act of eating meat contributes to animal cruelty. Michael Pollan would refute this claim saying that we, as humans, can and should eat animals as long as we treat them with respect while they are alive. In his article, “An Animal’s Place”, Michael Pollan addresses the moral issue of whether or not it is right to consume animals. He goes to great lengths to research this topic to find a justification to eat meat. He does a great job supporting his opinion that we should be able to eat animals, by using narratives, compare and contrasts, and citing experts that he researched.
It is also against the law to kill game for just the rack, tail, ect., and just a waste of meat. If someone who has a passion for hunting has no need or use for the acquired game, he can still make use of it by donating the meat to public help organizations or local soup kitchens. (Henry Garner) That is an average of 72 lbs. of meat that could be donated and used for good. (Zen Cart) Meat processors also make it for packaging.
“Veganism is the practice of eliminating the use by human beings of non-human animal products. Ethical vegans reject the commodity status of animals and the use of animal products for any purpose, while dietary vegans or strict vegetarians eliminate them from their diet only” (Wikipedia, 2010) The first time I heard the word “VEGAN”, I thought of someone who only ate vegetables and didn’t think of veganism as a lifestyle. There are many different types of vegans. There are people who choose the lifestyle for dietary reasons or to lose weight, and there are also people who choose the vegan lifestyle for ethical reasons. Vegetarians are strictly people who do not eat meat, eggs or dairy.
There is no guarantee that raw ground beef or sprouts will be free of certain harmful bacteria. These foods provide a favorable environment for bacterial growth, whereas, the production process does not include a step to reduce these bacteria, such as cooking or pasteurization. For these foods, irradiation provides a bacteria-killing step. However, one association disagrees that the issue and claims that irradiation only covers up problems that the meat and poultry industry should solve, increasing the fecal contamination that results from speeded up slaughter and decreased federal inspection. Per Organic Consumers Association, Irradiation is a ‘magic bullet’ that will enable the company to say that the product was ‘clean’ when it left the packing plant.
Organic food remains popular due to three common misconceptions: that it is healthier to eat; that buying organic food supports small businesses and strikes a blow against big, evil corporations; and that the cultivation method is better for the environment. Most people would agree that healthy food supplied by sustainable production are good goals, so the scientific facts should be established even if they contradict our emotionally satisfying assumptions. According to The National Review, “Americans believe organic food is healthier by a 2-1 margin, despite the lack of any evidence supporting this” (Hughner, McDonagh, Prothero, Schultz, Stanton). Organic and conventional farmers use two different ways to grow the exact some species of plant. The fundamental makeup and biochemical content of a crop is defined by its genes, not by the way it was grown.