Why Eat Organic Meat Do you eat organic meat? If you answered no to this question, you are just like other millions of Americans who are oblivious to the fact that non-organic meat is not only bad for you, but is also bad for the environment. Non-organic meat also promotes animal cruelty in some cases. A few reasons why you should eat organic meat include the fact that producers add hormones and other chemicals to generic meat brands; today’s factory farms pollute our environment, and the abuse and ill treatment of animals is often an occurrence for some factory farmers. According to the nutrition labels in today’s generic meat brands such as Great Value, Oscar Meyer, and Hampshire Farms, preservatives and other chemicals such as sodium phosphates, sodium ascorbate, sodium nitrate and hormones are added.
The documentary Food Inc. touches on these topics and shows how little consumers know about what they eat and where it derives from. The documentary Food Inc. shows how most people are under the fallacious belief that their foods are grown on appealing farms often depicted on the packaging of the product themselves. In reality only a few of these farms are present and large factory farms have replaced most of them (Food Inc.). Food Inc. displays how viciously animals are being treated from their living conditions and at slaughterhouses. The documentary also shows how animals are given antibiotics to make them grow much more rapidly.
So many argue that the problem is that it has become so cheap that it has crept its way into a great number of the foods we eat every day. Is corn syrup fructose different than fructose found in other foods? No, all fructose works the same in the body, whether it comes from corn syrup, cane sugar, beet sugar, strawberries, honey, or tomatoes. Only the amounts are different. For example, a cup of chopped tomatoes has 2.5 grams of
They’re designed by evolution to eat grass. And the only reason we feed them corn is because corn is really cheap and corn makes them fat quickly … The industrial food system is always looking for greater efficiency. But each new step in efficiency leads to problems. If you take feedlot cattle off their corn diet, give them grass or five days, they will shed eighty percent of the E. coli in their gut” (Foodincmovie). There have been many cases where children have died just by eating food that has been processed by the food
Reymateu Johnson Writing 231 Reading Response #3 November 20, 2014 Reading Response #3 In Omnivores Dilemma: Corn Conquest, Michael Pollan states that most of the industrial food we eat, basically all processed food we find in our supermarkets, can be traced back to corn. Seems and odd concept but scientifically it’s true. The C-4 trick helps explain the corn plant’s success in this competition: Few plants can manufacture quite as much organic matter (and calories) from the same quantities of sunlight and water and basic elements as corn. I found the information in this essay quite interesting. I was surprised to learn that my body had been fundamentally altered by the prevalence of corn.
Rabbits are routinely blinded by having various products forced into their eyes. This is call the Driaze test. Does not guarantee human safety, but, protects companies from political lawsuits. Factory Farming Over 10 billion animals are slaughtered annually for human consumption. Of the 10 billion at least 6 billion are derived from broiler chickens, which are killed after 9 short weeks of life.
For the footage of “conventional” chicken sheds alone, this movie is to be appreciated. The one farmer who was willing to show her chicken houses to the filmmakers lost her contract with one of the large chicken processors. There is footage of her chickens, grown so big so quickly that they can barely walk. They can take two or three steps and then collapse to the floor, which is strewn with dirty sawdust, feather, chicken feces, and dead chickens. Gathering up the dead chickens, the farmer piles them to dispose of the bodies.
The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anaemic or low in red cell count. 10- Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.) 11- Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.
I know that if you eat too much acidic food than you can get wicked bad heart burn to the point it feels like your heart is on fire. This movie would definitely change how I eat at Mcdonalds!, no more chicken nuggets for me after I saw how they made them. Morgan had started to have very bad chest pains once he started to eat all of the Mcdonalds in one month. It was hard to believe that there were seventeen different Mcdonalds in New York City in that little town. People say that it is Mcdonalds fault for them gaining weight, but what they don’t understand is that they have the choice wether they should eat it or not, or even how much they eat.
The Problem of HFCS in the Daily Diet Wilfredo Balaez DeVry University The Problem of HFCS in the Daily Diet High fructose corn syrup is manufactured from cornstarch after removal of protein and fiber. The high levels of fructose found in many food products that we consume in our daily diet is raising a lot of concerns within scientists, doctors, and other students of the subject due to the problems that it causes to the health of the human population. Problems like diabetes and obesity are directly linked to high ingestion of high fructose corn syrup. Diabetes in humans is one of the common causes of health problems like gangrene, amputations, and even death due to complications of the disease. Several studies made by universities, independent organizations, and the government blame the high fructose corn syrup for the condition.