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Abstract (should we start with the word "we" as the example did or should we avoid it?) We analyzed the protein and carbohydrate concentrations in three different beans and in corn with the goal of finding a recipe for a vegetarian dog food. This product should provide the dog with the proper ratio of protein to carbohydrates while being cost effective. The beans and corn had to be crushed to release the contents of the cells and by creating a standard curve and measuring the absorbencies of different concentrations of solution containing protein, the amount of protein (in mg) per gram was found. A similar method was used for carbohydrates. The different substances all resulted in different protein to carbohydrate ratios and combined with the cost of each type of bean, the optimum formula was found to include 61.2kg of corn and 38.8kg of Great Northern beans at a cost of $36.80/100k. Introduction About 20-30% of Americans admit to buying vegetarian products. Out of those, 3-7% consider themselves vegetarian and about 1% of those are vegan (Stahler, 1994). Millions of people in the United States place value in a vegetarian lifestyle, and undoubtedly, the majority of those millions own a pet and face the question of whether or not to feed their pet meat while they themselves do not eat animal products. Those people should have the option of buying a vegetarian pet food. There are many reasons that cause a person to become a vegetarian. Some people grow up that way, with parents who are vegetarian. Others turn vegetarian out of religious, ethical, or environmental reasons, and some people do not eat animal products in response to recent world events in which contaminated animal foodstuffs made people ill. Religious beliefs govern many aspects of a person's life, including their diet. For example, Buddhists don't eat animal products because they believe that the eating (and therefore killing) of animals will damage their karma and eventually they will have to suffer the consequences of such an action (Shywan, 1995). Hindus believe something similar to Buddhists; that the eating of meat will lead to "karmic bondage" (Turner, 2000). Christians and Jews site the Bible as proof that God originally intended the human diet to be composed of plants. In Genesis 1:29-30, it is stated,
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