Lab Report XX4 Final

Lab Report XX4 Final - Abstract The protein and...

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Abstract The protein and carbohydrate concentrations of four different seed types were analyzed with the goal of finding a recipe for a vegetarian dog food. In our study we used Great Northern beans, Red Kidney beans, Black Turtle beans, and corn as the four different seed samples to test for our recipe. This product will provide canines with the proper ratio of protein to carbohydrates while being cost effective. After finding the amount in mg/g of protein and carbohydrate in each seed type, it was evident that each seed had a unique protein to carbohydrate ratio. Corn had a low ratio below the desired .30, and was therefore had to be used as one of two components in the recipe. After comparing the different recipes, the optimum formula was found to include 61.2kg of corn and 38.8kg of Great Northern beans at a cost of $36.80/100kg. Introduction About 20-30% of Americans buy 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 dog 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 become vegetarian due to religious or ethical 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. Buddhists and Hindu’s alike believe that eating of animal products will lead to “karmic bondage”(Turner, 2000), and eventually they will suffer the consequences of such actions (Shywan, 1995). Christians and Jews reference the book of Genesis in the Bible as proof that God originally
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