Food for Thought


Why Meat?
February 24, 2016, 11:06 pm
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We wanted to take a closer look at our food system.¬†And we thought that the meat industry was a good avenue to explore, especially given the criticism it has received in recent years. So what’s up with meat in the U.S.?

We broke our research down into the ’causes’ and ‘consequences’ of our current system.

The ’cause’, it seems, is a number of powerful players who control most of the processes involved in meat production, combined with their ability to lobby government and sway policy.

Our ‘consequences’ posters (to come in the following months) focus on three areas:

  1. The environmental impacts of the industry
  2. The implications for workers’ rights, farmers’ rights, and animal rights
  3. The effects of high meat consumption on Americans’ health

For each poster, we have an associated blog post with a list of sources for all of our information.

We hope you learn as much from these posters and blog posts as we did!

 



Meat Industry
February 24, 2016, 9:44 pm
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Have you seen our recent poster? Here’s where all the information came from: check it out!

Control of the Market 

http://www.takepart.com/foodinc

Government Subsidies:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/farm-bill-why-dont-taxpayers-subsidize-the-foods-that-are-better-for-us/2014/02/14/d7642a3c-9434-11e3-84e1-27626c5ef5fb_story.html

http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/crops/corn/background.aspx

Conflict of Interest?

http://www.takepart.com/foodinc

Food Libel Laws:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law-jan-june98-fooddef_1-20/

https://cldc.org/2012/01/09/aeta-veggie-libel/

http://www.takepart.com/foodinc

 

Our next poster will be about the environmental impacts of the meat industry.

 




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