ansci 310 paper critique - DRAFT: THIS IS A WORK IN...

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DRAFT: THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS – COMMENTS ARE WELCOMED AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Animal Agriculture and Animal Welfare: An Essay on How They Fit Together in the 21 st Century Joe M. Regenstein Professor of Food Science Head: Cornell Kosher Food Initiative Department of Food Science Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853-7201 Visiting Professor of Food Science University of Wisconsin – Madison Adjunct Professor of Food Science Kansas State University [email protected] Believe nothing that you think. Contemporary Bumper Sticker In recent years, animal welfare has become more important to consumers both in the US and in many other developed (and also in some developing) countries. I (never use I, instead say; this distinction has never been made b/c…) make this distinction, because some commentators have postulated that only in societies with enough wealth and leisure do issues like animal welfare even arise. In addition, animal welfare and its relationship to animal agriculture have (has) become a part of the “environmental/sustainability” dialog that is characterizing the larger social/political fabric of 21 st century living. Good thesis statement. Good topic sentence needed here. (With an extensive background as a food scientist, it is important…) As a food scientist, I (don’t use I) it is believe d that it is important to look critically at the long term issues that are being raised in these discussions as the choices we make concerning animal agriculture and its role in society will strongly impact the nature and amount of food in the future. Those of us whose subspecialty is in the area of meat scientists (meat science is) are often on the front line with respect to many of these controversial issues. Teaching courses in Food Law, Managing Food Waste without Trashing the Environment, and Environmental Stewardship on the Cornell Campus along with responsibilities in the introductory meat science course have all lead to helped me to develop (take out) a more holistic view of the issues challenging animal agriculture that need to be addressed and has even given me some ideas of how I (one) might consider addressing these issues. Teaching a unique course in kosher (Jewish) and halal (Muslim) dietary laws has provided me with (take out) the opportunity to focus on some different aspects of the debate, especially as possibly participating in national (US) animal welfare efforts . that I will describe below (take out). And last year (2006), working with a number of colleagues at Cornell, we have initiated (take out) an Animal Science course on
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Animal Welfare has been started . And, the previous year (2005), I had the honor of being a judge at the National Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging Contest held at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. This is an excellent program designed to help students on campuses around the country focus critically on evaluating animal welfare concerns using a set of detailed paired comparisons between two facilities producing the
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2007 for the course AN SC 310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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