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.
#1 point, cruelty Well, first of all, About 500 million land animals now in the Thailand are raised for dairy, meat and eggs each year and they all got killed in more than 400 slaughterhouses from the factory farming that are exist around the country. However, the cruelty towards these animals is unbelievable. On today's factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds and confined to wire cages, gestation crates, barren dirt lots, and other cruel confinement systems. These animals will never raise their families, root around in the soil, build nests, or do anything that is natural and important to them. In some cases, they live without daylight.
Introduction Oligopolies, although regulated, continue to grow in power and wealth due to common American misconceptions. Americans believe that, "when three or four firms pursue identical practices...the market is 'competitive' and everything is fine" (Wu). Americans are simply blinded by branding. Big companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Ford are popular, known for their distinguishable brands, and display oligopolistic behavior by controlling a large portion of the market. In the meatpacking industry, the biggest companies, "ConAgra, IBP, Excel, and National Beef- slaughter about 84 percent of the nation's cattle" (Schlosser).
Dead fishes could be seen floating on water. Millions of fishes were killed while many varieties such as eels, salmons were even wiped out. This polluted water soon reached the North Sea showing its effect there. The Dutch were mainly worried due to the mercury present in water mixed with other chemicals. A similar incident took place in Japan.
Factory Farming: Affects and Consequences Due to human population increases and modernization, farming has changed from family run pastures and fields to industrial and mechanical factory farming. Factory farming is fast becoming the most widely used method for producing meat, eggs, and dairy for consumption all over the world. However, this method provides more negative impacts on the world than positive impacts. Factory farming negatively affects the environment, health, society, and the food animals it kills as well as pets. Solving this issue will take federal regulation and protection that extends to farming animals rather than just companion animals combined with a decrease in human animal consumption.
The estimated population of sea cows is about 8000, and Shark Bay Marine Park has the grandest population of sea cows in the world with more than 1000 living in the bay. In most areas sea cows are reserved and protected. Sea cows eat sea grass, located in shallow water from 1-5 meters deep, but can also feed on sea grass in depths of 20 meters. Sea cows use their flippers to walk along the bottom of the sea and dig up the grass. When they pull the sea grass out, the sea cows shake their head to get the dirty sand out of the grass.
Factory farming In this unit I researched about factory farming and learned lots of things. The factory farming is a way of producing meats in factories. In short, the mass production of crops and livestock that is aimed at providing food at lower costs to consumers. They usually rear pigs, cows and chickens to produce meat and eggs. Most of the animals in the factories do not see sun lights at all, and some of them have diseases.
In addition, there is no underlying doubt that American consumers will not change their eating habits that they have had for centuries, to justify the safekeeping of pigs. Singer and Mason stated “more than 90 percent of pigs raised for meat today are raised indoors in crowded pens of concrete and steel.” (p.341) Pigs are processed and statistically used over more than 60% by Americans. Our society relies heavily on pigs for pork such as bacon, lunch meats, hot dogs, ham, and sausage. More and more pigs are processed to satisfy the needs and wants of American consumers. Once pigs are sold to factories, businesses use them to make a profit.
It’s the ability to produce and distribute large quantities of food to supply the demand in large cities. This idea seems great, a mass production of product to full fill the wants of hundreds of thousand meat consumers all over the United States. Yes, our supply and demand is high. Yes, we come from a culture that relies heavily on the consumption of meats. And for no reason really.