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Follow the cow: The American animal-industrial complex http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/node/1347
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Sources and additional readings William Boyd, “Making Meat: Science, Technology, and American Poultry Production.” Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma (NY: Penguin Press, 2006). Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1906). Peter Singer and Jim Mason, The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter (Rodale, 2006). Tim Wise, “PETA and the Politics of Putting Things in Perspective: Animal Whites” ( www.counterpunch.com , August 13-14, 2005)
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Introduction: Following the (industrial) cow Corn, revisited 60% of American commodity corn goes to livestock How does the industrial food chain of post-1945 America turn corn into beef? Follow the industrial cow… http://www.cowcampbeef.com/feedlot_overhead.jpg
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Making modern meat (making meat modern?) Transformation of the life cycle and body of an (industrial) cow since WWII Suburbanization of humans, “urbanization” of cows CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) Postwar government policies Corn’s continued success CAFOs: less land, more food animals, more food, more corn Meat: from luxury to abundant and cheap
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