Animals as Food: (Re)connecting Production, Processing, by Amy J. Fitzgerald

By Amy J. Fitzgerald

Each day, thousands of individuals world wide sit to a meal that incorporates meat. This publication explores a number of questions because it examines using animals as nutrients: How did the domestication and construction of cattle animals emerge and why? How did present modes of elevating and slaughtering animals for human intake improve, and what are their outcomes? What may be performed to mitigate or even opposite the affects of animal creation? With perception into the ancient, cultural, political, criminal, and financial methods that form our use of animals as nutrition, Fitzgerald offers a holistic photograph and explicates the connections within the provide chain which are obscured within the present mode of nutrition creation. Bridging the space in animal agriculture among creation, processing, intake, and their linked affects, this research envisions methods of redressing the unwanted effects of using animals as nutrition. It info how intake degrees and practices have replaced because the courting among creation, processing, and intake has shifted. as a result of wide-ranging questions addressed during this booklet, the writer attracts on many fields of inquiry, together with sociology, (critical) animal stories, heritage, economics, legislation, political technological know-how, anthropology, criminology, environmental technology, geography, philosophy, and animal technology.

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By Amy J. Fitzgerald

Each day, thousands of individuals world wide sit to a meal that incorporates meat. This publication explores a number of questions because it examines using animals as nutrients: How did the domestication and construction of cattle animals emerge and why? How did present modes of elevating and slaughtering animals for human intake improve, and what are their outcomes? What may be performed to mitigate or even opposite the affects of animal creation? With perception into the ancient, cultural, political, criminal, and financial methods that form our use of animals as nutrition, Fitzgerald offers a holistic photograph and explicates the connections within the provide chain which are obscured within the present mode of nutrition creation. Bridging the space in animal agriculture among creation, processing, intake, and their linked affects, this research envisions methods of redressing the unwanted effects of using animals as nutrition. It info how intake degrees and practices have replaced because the courting among creation, processing, and intake has shifted. as a result of wide-ranging questions addressed during this booklet, the writer attracts on many fields of inquiry, together with sociology, (critical) animal stories, heritage, economics, legislation, political technological know-how, anthropology, criminology, environmental technology, geography, philosophy, and animal technology.

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In the late eighteenth century spinning and weaving machines enabled further mass production. During this era the factory system of production began to replace craft-­based manufacture. The early nineteenth century ushered in the fifth era, wherein steam technology became ascendant. This technology was applied to transportation (particularly railway locomotives and steamboats). The manufacture of steel also began during this period. A new technology introduced in the sixth era, the internal combustion engine, threatened the steam engine.

1928. (Source: The History Center, Diboll Texas. 11 Production became more concentrated by chance beginning in 1923. In that year, Cecile Steele, who kept a flock of chickens on her family farm in Delaware, mistakenly received five hundred chicks from a hatchery upon ordering fifty. Instead of sending them back she raised them and received sixty-­two cents per pound upon slaughter eighteen weeks later. She reinvested some of this profit and acquired one thousand chicks. Within three years her capacity had increased to ten thousand chickens.

Through their analysis, they find that an absolutized end does indeed exist in industrialized agriculture: efficiency and, by extension, profit. The second ideological characteristic they search for is the reformulation of ideas, norms, and values to be consistent with the ideology. They find that although the Dutch government might not have aimed systematically to change the ideas, norms, and values surrounding agriculture, they did transfer their objectives through informational and educational initiatives with farmers.

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