For example, this corn is fed to pigs to give people thicker bacon. Just imagine someone eating two-hundred pounds of contaminated meat every day; nobody could tolerate that. The food industry is selling sick cows to people for money. They are killing cows who are just trying to find a place to peacefully graze on the earth. The cows have no say in what they have to eat so they are pretty much fed toxic garbage.
But behind the great tasting food and the happy television ads are some very unpleasant news. In Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, the author, Eric Schlosser, investigates the dirty and secret
For years the industry has made efforts to convert their manufacturing process of converting animals to food from the public. But with pervasive information circulating on the internet and broad public access to computing devices, it has prompted (animal-rights) investigative journalists to channel their footage via YouTube and other video broadcasting sites. Videos like “Meet Your Meat” provide viewers with a glimpse of what goes on behind the closed doors of factory farms. Depicting graphic violence of animals being senselessly beaten, mutilated, injected without the use of antiseptics. Abattoir animals spend their entire lives in repugnant milieus, scrabbling around in their own feces and living in constant fear in crowded, confined spaces.
• What reforms or changes took place as a result of the individual’s writings? Answer: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding”- Upton Sinclair. Sinclair was one of the most popular muckrakers in his time. Sinclair unveiled the meat industry, he told every one of the horrific details and what has been happening behind doors, in Sinclair’s words “they use everything from a hog but the sequel”. Sinclair wrote “The Jungle” to tell the disturbing truths.
In his 2006 book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan endeavors to illustrate the process of how a cow becomes a steak. Industrial farming is not a simple process, it is rife with problematic practices. Pollan’s book is akin to a written documentary, and he uses rhetorical devices to gently guide the reader as a companion on his journey. Through his use of logos, ethos, pathos, imagery, and diction, Pollan pushes aside the curtain that the cattle industry has placed around their operations, and by presenting some very terrible truths he is able to persuade the reader to take action. In a compelling thread about the cattle industry that runs through the entire book, Pollan begins by describing how he decided to view the life-cycle of a cow by buying a steer.
The article, "The battle against fast food begins in the home" by Daniel Weintraub, explains how people are blaming McDonalds and other fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut for their obesity. The author disagrees with the blaming that people are doing. I also disagree. People are blaming and sueing the fast food restaurants for the decision they have made of being unhealthy. They are making comments such as, "The problem of obesity is so staggering, so out of control, that we have to do something."
Rash Paper We started off the new quarter reading a book called Rash by Pete Hautman. This book is about a boy named Bo in the future United Safer States of America. The book goes through the events of how Bo gets in trouble with the very controlling government and how he is sent to labor prison for doing crimes that are considered being just plain mean today. Rash is similar to the book The Hunger Games by Suzaane Collins, though they have their differences too. Rash is very similar to The Hunger Games.
My initial reaction to reading this excerpt from Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” was one of awe, with a hand over my mouth for the better part of the reading. There is also a side of me that is not so surprised by any of it. The more I learn of our country’s history where government and business are concerned, the more I realize that the almighty dollar, greed, the pursuit of power, and a total disregard for average Americans and their welfare seems to be the order of operations. Upton Sinclair, a self-made success and man of meager beginnings, most likely championed such a crusade against the meat packing industry, as well as the government because of his impoverished upbringing, which would have given him first-hand knowledge and experience
Food can be an addiction and with fast food corporations literally telling us to eat their food how can we resist? They know we cannot and therefore reap in the cash slowly killing every one of their consumers, but do not worry they are already conditioning a new generation of cheeseburger, french-fry eating consumers to take your place once you have died from a heart
We rarely think completely about where the food we eat comes from and how is it produced. "Food, Inc.", a frank and sometimes grisly expose of the profit-driven food profession in the United States, is sure to shake up our views of what we eat. Factory system was conveyed to the back of the kitchen, after which food began to be formed on assembly lines. From the film, we can see that health and safety are frequently ignored by those companies, and are often overlooked by government in an struggle to provide cheap food heedlessly of these bad penalties. According to data, 70% of antibiotics are used on farm animals.