Is Meat The Right Choice? Essay

2160 Words Dec 4th, 2014 null Page
Meat production methods have been evolving throughout history in order to meet the demands of a hungry, exponentially growing world population. Meat is a widespread component in the diets of almost all existing cultures and is an important source of proteins. However, modern era industrial food production disregards the lives of animals. So, morally speaking, is eating meat the right choice to make? By eating meat from fast food or chain restaurants such as McDonald’s we are directly supporting the industrial meat factories, and as a consequence their systematic slaughter and mistreatment of animals. This, however, does not mean that we should entirely boycott meat as a food source, or become vegetarian. The best option is to purchase meat from organic farms. Organic products are more expensive than their industrially produced counterparts. However, by purchasing organic and free range products we are guaranteed that the animal whose meat we are consuming was raised in a healthy, natural environment, and has a better nutritional value. Organic food is “food that is being produced using methods that do not involve the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives(Ricke 1). There is no universal definition for free range food, however the general consensus is that it is food procured from animals whom have had frequent access to…

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