Livestock Essays

How the Other Half Lives

The book “How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York” by Jacob Riis is a pioneering photojournalism work providing documentaries about living conditions in the slums of New York city in the end of the 18th century. Actually, the book may be considered a basis of future journalism, because the author thoroughly examines the lives of middle and upper classes of the city. Nevertheless, the book addresses not only living conditions of people in those hard…

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Economy on Food

Many Americans consume food at an alarming rate without even stopping to think of what they really might be eating or how it ended up on their plate. If we just took the time to see how our food systems worked, we would notice the domino affect trickling down from government to average day Americans. In order for us to be able to grow and produce food, farmers are paid by our government in the form of subsidies. These crops…

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My Essay on Vegetarianism

The concept of vegetarianism may be defined as the practice of abstaining from flesh consumption. This practice can be adopted for different intentions. Many reject on eating meat out of respect for lives with the ability to feel and perceive. These ethical motivations can be related to religious beliefs, along with the concept of animal rights. Other motivations include reasons such as health, environmental, cultural or economic. To continue, some of these motives will be explained. One of the most…

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The Reality of Fast Food Meat

According to Eric Schlosser author of Fast Food Nation, “Fast food has had an enormous impact not only on our eating habits but on our economy, our culture, and our values”(3). According to Lois Williams on any given day, about one quarter of U. S. adults visit a fast-food restaurant. The typical American now eats about three hamburgers each week (2). Schlosser also writes that “thirty years ago Americans spent about six billion dollars annually on fast food. In 2000…

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