Food Inc. Essay

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Food Inc. is a documentary that reports the inside story of America’s food industry. Food Inc. does a tremendous job of brining to light what industries are trying to keep hidden. The facts revealed through this documentary are eye opening and should be used to drive change in lives and in America’s food industry. Animals such as chickens, cows, and pigs are treated cruelly in the food industry. Chickens, for instance, are raised and slaughtered in half the time they were fifty years ago; but these chickens are raised bigger. Their breasts have been redesigned to be larger due to people’s preferred taste of white meat. Bones and body organs are unable to keep up with this rapid body growth; so the chickens are unable to walk without falling over. The cruelty of animal treatment is seen by the conditions in which they are forced to live. Chickens live in a small area of space that is dark and infested with dust and feces. Likewise, cows live ankle deep in their own manure. These food industries own the animals from birth to slaughter. The animals are strictly for food purposes, and food industries will do whatever they have to do in order to produce a greater profit. The animals raised for the food industry, such as cows, chickens, and pigs, are strictly fed one thing. The animals diet consists of mainly corn. Corn is cheap thanks to an oversupply of corn crops in the United States. Food industries want to feed their animals corn because it makes them crow fat quickly. This is a method to increase production and profit. However, these animals were not meant to live on a diet of only corn. As a result, many cows develop a mutation gene that develops a disease called E. coli. This is dangerous for humans who consume cow’s meat. Corn is the number one food source in the United States. Thirty percent of land bases are growing corn. Because of

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