What they’re farming are not animals, but are farming grass. Food is more nutritious in its fresh and whole form, but most supermarkets sell food that is processed. You get what you pay for, cheap food has a negative effect on your health. They want to change the way the food industry works and give the opportunity to provide everyone fresh food and not only for those who can afford it. They are
This weight gain is not necessary, it is just desired because cattle can be slaughtered at a younger age and more meat can be produced. Another huge ethical issue concerning mainstream red meat processing is the way the cattle are treated. They are often mistreated before slaughter, and are constantly mistreated while they are being “grown.” One example of the mistreatment is the confined spaces they are forced to live in. The spaces are small, unsanitary, and unnatural to the cattle, along with that they are constantly being fed, and have no room to move so they develop strange disabilities and deformities from living in such a confined
There is a need for expansion; however, there is also a need to meet the requirements put in place about locally grown and produced products as well as high wages for workers. There is also a lack of ability to make “SMART” business growth decisions by the owner. Analysis Current Situation Monforte Dairy (Monforte) is a specialized cheese company currently being run by Ruth Klahsen whose background is in the culinary industry. Her business background comes from this foundation and has thus set up Monforte in a similar fashion. She has grown to have a loyal customer base as her cheeses are agriculturally sustainable, use locally produced products and uses healthy methods of producing her cheeses that does not harm the environment.
The CAFO Conundrun The iconic family farms of yesteryear are gone. The towering silos and red barns are replaced by industrial buildings more closely resembling warehouses than farms. The vast green fields of grazing cows has been replaced by lurid, cramped, pens with the animals being fed grains that they are unable to properly digest, as they wade through ankle deep swamps of their own manure. The hardworking, up-before-the-sun farmhand fell long ago to hordes of cheap, disposable, abused workers; the independent farm owner succumbed to the monopolous agricultural corporations that push them farther and farther into debt by contractually requiring ever-modern equipment, though never increasing salaries. Farms are no longer farms;
Less than one percent of these animal products today come from family farms. C. Factory farming typically refers to cows, pigs, and chickens. D. So, in review, factory farming allows us to produce large amounts of animal products coming primarily from cows, pigs, and chickens cheaply. Factory farming, being the big industry that it is, must have some effects on the environment that need to be addressed. What are the environmental effects of factory farming?
Henry Gonzalez Professor Moore ENC 1102 16 February 2014 Food INC. Summary Food INC. goes behind the farmhouses and shows us how the livestocks are being treated and fed. It also talks about how some of the big meat packaging companies manipulate the farmers, by making them ask the banks for loans to make their farmhouses bigger, so they can produce more for them and if the farmers don’t agree with what they want than their contracts are terminated and they are left with a debt to the bank. Many of these companies like Tyson and Smithfield ask the farmers to feed the cows and pigs corn, because it help accelerate the process killing these animals. Feeding them corn, makes them get fatter and juicer, but not in a healthy way, many of these
This take over has been aided by none other than the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More and more they are coming down with strenuous and tedious regulations that don’t make the food safer, just procedures that make it difficult for the farmer who is trying to grow more pure food. They make it so hard for anyone except a Mega Farmer to produce because they require such a large number of crops and animals to be processed in a short length of time as Joel stated in the Omnivore’s Delimma. (Pollan,2006) Just because a group produces more, doesn’t mean they produce better. There is also a direct correlation between the amount of money these farmers contribute to politicians, as to how much hassle is taken in by the farmers.
You still got all the nutrients and vitamins from foods that are not local. Plus they still taste good. If our community were to start a locavore movement it would affect everyone because we would have to make more space for crops and farmers. Also farmers from around the world would also have fewer costumers. As Source C shows, it actually takes just as much fuel—and thus, just as much pollution—to ship a small load from a local farm as to ship a large load from a farther location.
Farmers believed they could raise more livestock indoors in cramped quarters. But that soon became an issue because of disease. Over the years factory farming has become cruel and unjust not to mention unsafe for animals and for those humans who consume these animals from factory farming. Factory farming is inhumane; animals are being drugged, slaughtered and kept in cages until they have reached full maturity, then slaughtered and sold for human consumption. This act towards animals, have two sides.
Summary 2 Intensive animal farming has been the center of many questions from the general public, politicians and scientists. One of the main questions that arise is how animals are managed and handled during their life-cycle in small cages that barely fit them. Humans would not be able to suffer the many atrocities that these poor animals are having during their life cycle in a cage – tail docking for pigs and beak trimming for chickens are very painful and sometimes animals do not receive medicine to help and calm them. But many scientists argue that the definition of “well-being” is difficult to define because it depends on the animal cognition, motivation, perception and emotional states. There are solutions to better “well-being” of animals such as finding an alternative system to intensive animal farming; genetic changes the behavioral or physiological nature of the animal and therapeutic help such as tail docking or beak trimming.