The Omnivore's Dilemma By Michael Pollan

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Essay #4 The Omnivore’s Dilemma April 4, 2012 Happy Cattle = Healthier Consumers Healthy cattle equal healthy consumers, but unfortunately due corporate greed, the high demand by consumers for meat, it has companies looking for cheaper and faster ways to put meat that we all demand at every meal on our plates faster than the of growth rate of the cattle. So that the companies can cut cost, Instead of feeding the cattle grass as evaluation has design them to eat, and being able to run free in a big wide open, lush green pasture the are raised dismal conditions in feedlots where the stand in their own waste along with other cows waste and shove corn down their throats, because of the abundance of corn that the farmer are subsidize by…show more content…
This may demonstrate to be the easiest perception for many people to believe because those circumstances may be the most healthy and humane in which cattle can be brought up in. Michael Pollan explains this in his book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, which the most beneficial setting for which a cow should is made up of several necessities, including grass consumption and the ability to roam. These two important living commodities seem obvious when considering the history of the animal, as it has been known as a characteristic grazer since the knowledge of their existence. Farmers who grass feed their livestock are only upholding an ancient and natural practice. Pollan demonstrates in an article that appeared in the New York Times titled Power Steer, in which wrote about the disadvantages cows undergo when they are taken from the pastures and fed grain (Pollan,…show more content…
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, New York: Penguin books, 2006 Works Cited Modern Meat. Dir. Doug Hamilton. [Modern Meat]. 2002. Film. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8599709836287143252# Pollan, Michael. The Feedlot: Making Meat. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006. Pgs. 65-84 Pollan, Michael. Grass: Thirteen ways of looking at a Pasture. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006. Pgs. 185-207. Print. Pollan, Michael. The Meal: Grass Fed. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006. Pgs. 262-273 Pollan, Michael. Power Steer The New York Times. 31 Mar. 2002.
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