Tristan Velazquez Article #15: “The Myth of Sustainable Meat” James E. McWilliams 5/5/17 Author Note: James E. McWilliams is currently a history professor at Texas State University. He teaches American History during the colonial time period. He also teaches about the environment history of the United States. James E. McWilliams’ current profession and background makes him suitable to write about this topic.
Article #15: “The Myth of Sustainable Meat” Notes: One of the biggest contributors to the broken food system is the industrial production of animal products. Some of the diseases that come from industrial production of animal products are: mad cow, E. coli and salmonella. All these diseases have caused concern with the public and they started to voice their opinion, so now farmers have to give sick animals prescriptions rather than giving them antibiotics to the stock. Because of this epidemic some people have decided to skip all animal products but others have chosen to still consume those products but only if they are from nonindustrial sources Organic farms have started to rise because of people wanting nonindustrial animal products, so because of that organic farms were able to start entering the market to sell their products
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- Spring '15
- Livestock, animal products, Industrial agriculture