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By Amy J. Fitzgerald

ISBN-10: 1609174623

ISBN-13: 9781609174620

Each day, thousands of individuals around the globe take a seat to a meal that incorporates meat. This e-book explores numerous questions because it examines using animals as meals: How did the domestication and creation of cattle animals emerge and why? How did present modes of elevating and slaughtering animals for human intake boost, and what are their effects? What might be performed to mitigate or even opposite the affects of animal creation? With perception into the historic, cultural, political, criminal, and fiscal techniques that form our use of animals as meals, Fitzgerald offers a holistic photo and explicates the connections within the offer chain which are obscured within the present mode of foodstuff creation. Bridging the space in animal agriculture among creation, processing, intake, and their linked affects, this research envisions methods of redressing the unwanted effects of using animals as meals. It info how intake degrees and practices have replaced because the courting among construction, processing, and intake has shifted. because of the wide-ranging questions addressed during this publication, the writer attracts on many fields of inquiry, together with sociology, (critical) animal reviews, historical past, economics, legislations, political technological know-how, anthropology, criminology, environmental technological know-how, geography, philosophy, and animal technology.

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This technique uses the insertion of novel genetic material into an animal or modifies its existing genes. The final technique is cloning, which has also not yet been used in commercialized animal agriculture. This technique is undertaken by replicating the nuclear DNA of an organism. ”65 He also points out that neither the United States nor the United Kingdom have made any policy changes in response to the rapidly developing biotechnologies. 66 Illustrative of this final goal, a | 20 Chapter 2 genetically modified pig, named Enviropig, was developed at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, in conjunction with Ontario Pork, an industry trade group.

Cattle on Florida feedlot. ”50 While the preceding material has detailed how this transition took place, we now turn our attention to understanding the more proximate factors that have shaped this process. Although there are a multitude of factors, I focus on what I consider to be the most significant ones here: governmental policies, science and technology, economic drivers, ideology, and environmental limits. 51 The bill eliminated the supply control programs that had been put in place in the 1930s (discussed earlier).

51 The bill eliminated the supply control programs that had been put in place in the 1930s (discussed earlier). Within four years of the removal of these controls, the production of grains, notably | 18 Chapter 2 corn and soybeans, had risen dramatically. At the same time, however, the market values of these commodities and the income of the farms producing them stagnated or declined. In response, the government implemented support payments to farmers, which failed to solve the problem; instead, “under the new system, market prices fell below the cost of production, and government spending on farm subsidies went through the roof.

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