A great alternative to these products is organic or farm grown foods. E. coli, salmonella, and many other types of food poisonings are on the rise in the United States. Cows develop E. coli disease because of their strict diet of corn, and because they stand in each other’s manure all day. This is a direct result of the decrease in the amount of food inspections in industries and bigger processing plants. Today, there are only a few processing plants that process cow meats in the United States.
Factory farms in the United States are growing at a very strong rate. In these factory farms the workers do not take the animals lives into consideration. They do not give the animals proper living environments and they all die in a very painful death. The government must put new laws into effect so that the animal abuse stops. Most of the United States’ meat, eggs, and milk come from Factory Farms or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
When taken out of cages their bones are so fragile they tend to break. Male chicks are no value to the industry so they are killed at birth. Hens cages are stacked in rows on top of each other so thousands of birds can be housed together with approximately five to eleven birds in each cage. Their is not much human contact, Birds fall out of cages, get stuck between them and end up dying from having no access to food or water. With waste accumulating, ammonia can cause burns to the animals skin, eyes and respiratory tracts.
There are a lot of different topics the book covers but the bottom line is the difference in organic foods and manufactured or industrialized food, which makes you really think about what you are eating and where it comes from. This paper will discuss the position of grass fed vs. corn fed and why grass fed is better. Grass fed beef is more nutritious for the human body because the meat is healthier because it has less fat, more nutrients, and is better for the environment. My opponents will say corn fed beef tastes better and is a higher quality meat because of the marbling of the meat and the fats it contains. They are incorrect saying that corn fed tastes better than grass fed because grass fed meat has a richer beefier taste than the corn fed meat does.
Adding in additional substances to the cows corn diet, such as remnant cow parts, has led to e-coli out breaks in humans and continued to spread mad cow disease. One such victim of e-coli poisoning was Kevin Kowalcyk at the age of two. He ingested e-coli O 157 H7 in a contaminated hamburger he ate in 2001; which developed into hemolytic-uremic syndrome and resulted in his death twelve days later. Unfortunately the beef was not recalled until 16 days after his death. This was probably due to the fact that cattle at CAFO’s spend all their time held up in concentrated pens standing in their own feces.
Corporations like Monsanto who are attributed to producing over 80% of the corn, and over 90% of soy produced each year, don’t care if the seeds they create are harmful for us and the environment. Same goes for the meat and poultry companies they are producing food that is unhealthy and making billions on it. All of the monsanto seeds are unleashed on the public with no prior testing for safety. So eating genetically modified food is like participating in a global
Just in case you may not know cattle does not naturally feed on corn. Cows are built and have always eaten grass until now. A researcher with his hand literally inside of a cow’s stomach tells us that cows that eat only corn produce a very deadly form of E. coli. A very horrific virus that killed one of this documentary’s most touching subjects little 2 –year old Kevin Kowalyck. The act in which no company apologized for until this day.
People can get foods all year around and be sent foods they want to their markets in less than 24 hours. The documentary ends with saying that we vote to change the industry three times a day with the foods we eat. Buying locally grown meat or produce can help America change the industry to cause less demand at the factories. This can help them so they have time to fix their ways the right way and humane way. Instead of putting money into these food monopolies, we can fight to put money into our local economy and make the industry safe and the well-being of human and animal
Many fruits and vegetables have a certain time of year that they are plentiful however they are now modified to ripen before their season. The majority of the meats in the meat department are boneless. Hamburgers have E. coli and it has proven to be fatal. Soy and corn are patented and owned by the world’s largest genetically modified organism company in the world Monsanto. Farmers are persecuted and sued for accidentally infringing on Monsanto’s seed “rights”.
One of the biggest problems between all the animals that are slaughtered is E. coli. Cows’ corn-fed diet has caused E. coli to evolve, then the cows become caked with manure because of the conditions they live in so either it’s not all rinsed off, gets ground up in the meat or is in the run off from the factory farms and contaminates other vegetables being grown by farmers. One ways producers try to get rid of the E. coli is by mixing ammonia in with the meat to kill it, so not only are we eating E. coli, we are eating