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Michael Pollan in 2006, Published a Work Research Paper

… Michael Pollan in 2006, published a work that has to some degree changed the way that people eat, or at the very least attempted to change the way that we think about the food we eat. (Shea 54) Pollan demonstrates through fundamentally modern rhetoric the relationship that people, and more specifically American's have with food and how very distant we are from it. ("History, Old Favorites in" B08) To some degree Pollan, others like him and internationally challenging food shortages and even worse food born illnesses and scares are changing the way that food is understood with regard to an international and national food traceability and accountability movement. (Popper 365) Pollan challenges the "industrial food chain" looking at ingredients, finished food products and other issues…. [read more]


Omnivore's Dilemma in 2006 Book Review

… Pollan is the author of several previously published books focused on the insidious spread of industrialized agriculture, including Second Nature, A Place of My Own, and The Botany of Desire, which like The Omnivore's Dilemma became a New York Times bestseller. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Pollan has also served as the Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and he regularly publishes a widely read food production reform blog for the New York Times' website. Considering this widely regarded and well respected background in investigative journalism, it is reasonable to expect that Pollan will combine a wealth of empirically researched statistical evidence with passionately written anecdotal accounts to deliver his intended message with maximum emotional effectiveness. Indeed,…. [read more]


Pastorilism Pollan, M. ) Research Paper

… This article references studies that give scientific evidence to both support and refute certain claims within the framework of the argument. For my purposes, there are some useful statistics describing methane emissions that can be used in my paper to describe the problems with pastorilism. Also, there is some supporting evidence contained within this article that can be fused with solutions section of the essay.

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Smil, V. (2013). Should Humans Eat Meat? Blackwell, New York. May 2013.

This book takes a hard stand against eating meat and the destructive processes that accompany this practice. The work attempts to find a comprehensive appraisal in order to contrast the positive effects of meat consumption with the negative consequences of meat production and to answer a…. [read more]


Production of Food Products Research Paper

… These animals are forced to eat food that would ordinarily not be part of their natural diet in the interest of producing a less expensive meat product for the consumer.

The ill effects of factory farming are felt not only the animals involved in the process. The effects are more far reaching than that. Among the other effects are the human illness caused by the drug-resistant bacteria associated with the wide-spread use of antibiotics and water and air pollution caused by the inordinately large accumulation of animal waste. Ordinarily neither of these conditions presents itself on a traditional family farm. On such farms the animals are provided living conditions more conducive to their historical environment. As a result, they are subject to less exposure to…. [read more]

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