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Tristan VelazquezArticle #6: “The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals” Blake Hurst4/20/17Author Note:Blake Hurst is a third generation farmer and currently works for the Missouri Farm Bureau. He received his education at the University of Missouri-Colombia. He got into being in the Missouri Farm Bureau because he wanted to have an impact on bettering the farm policy. I think because he has been a farmer his whole life and now works for a farm bureau, he is suitable to write about this subject.
Article #6: “The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals”Notes:Most critics who critique industrial farming usually complain the most about how the food is raised and that is because the results they get on organic production is extremely poor.Most of the people that own the farming tools that are considered “the most industrial” are families that have such great support for their customers. Most of the livestock and all the poultry products typically come from family farms rather than industrial farms.Arizona and Florida have ruled against pig gestation crates and after them, California also passed a similar law.Turkeys are kept in sheds that are usually too crowded for them and they walk in their own waste Even though turkey sheds are expensive it is worth it because the weather, other predators and other conditions are factors if they do not have sheds and make them live outdoors.Nowadays most farmers are farming more acres than the farmers back in the day because of technological advances but a negative to that is that they are less connected with their crops and animals.