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    without agriculture, we would be naked and hungry. However, many of these misconceptions are due to a lack of understanding about the farm to plate process within agriculture. Though, it is not always the people that are misled in their ways of thinking about the industry, many large corporations and organizations are often misguided in their thoughts and incorrect information is passed on to the public. Starting with press releases, to public relations from the companies themselves, and transitioning into things such as word of mouth by consumers. Take for instance the move by one of America’s largest ice cream brands, Breyers, who stated they were going to be using milk produced from cows who are not treated with the recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST hormone. This caused an uproar among many in the agricultural community, such as myself, who know that studies have found no difference between the fluid milk from rBST and non-rBST treated cows. In addition, we also know that this may not be the most sustainable method for milk production to produce a dairy product in such mass quantities. Both the USDA and the FDA have strict regulations in place to make sure that hormones like rBST are used in ways that do not harm, but benefit animals, along with keeping milk, meats, and byproducts safe for consumers to enjoy. Breyers’ packaging states that their products are hormone free to appeal to, often uneducated on dairy production, consumers. It does not stop with Breyers…

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    With both of these coming from unnatural backgrounds, there is no exact proof of it being safe. Along with no proof of it causing any harm. Growth hormones is a daily practice for farmers. The purpose of a growth hormone is to make the animals grow faster. “Either way, the backstory is the same: Agribusiness wants maximum return on investment in minimal time.” (p. 117) Baby calves are injected with hormones. Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rGBH) is given to dairy cattle to improve the amount…

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    Hunting is often portrayed purely as a form of sport or the quest for a big trophy. But what most people do not acknowledge is that it does much more for the human population in general. Hunting provides us with the resources that allow us to live comfortably. Not only does it do this, but it provides health to our environment as well as our economy. Hunting large game plays a vital role in the protection of our people, our resources, and the animals themselves. To begin, the killing of large…

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    with a virus that had be inactivated with heat. The sample contained scrapie PrP, and the entire flock was infected with Scrapie (Vallabh S, 2013). Since the proteins form fibres, there are two places of conversion, meaning prion proteins are replicated rapidly; however, they have a long incubation period, so a prion disease can go years before any symptoms occur (CDC, 2015). Prion proteins are believed to originated from a messenger protein, a pathogen that lost its genetic material to the…

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    identifying what mad cow disease is Mad Cow disease is known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the scientific community. It is a transmittable, degenerative, slow growing fatal disease, which affects the central nervous system of adult cow, formed when a cow eats the central nervous tissue of another cow. Human can be affected by eating Beef that fed on food contain Central nervous system tissue, like the brain. When a human contracts this disease, it is called variant…

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    Viviana Esteves Biology 1A Lab October 19, 2015 Mad Cow BSE Mad Cow disease is otherwise known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Bovine means that the disease affects mainly cows and cattle. Spongiform refers to the spongy look of an infected cows brain, prion causes holes and tissues to fold. Encephalopathy is any form of disease to the brain. BSE is found in more in younger cattle and cows. Other forms of BSE are found in humans, cats (feline spongiform encephalopathy), sheeps…

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    over the world. ("Biotechnology Options for Improving Livestock Production” 3) Another area of improvement in the animal field is with animal health.. Through GE, diagnosis, prevention and control of diseases has become possible. Immunizations and vaccines have been developed to control and protect against virus and disease outbreaks worldwide.("Biotechnology: The Impact on Food” 1) This has ensured better health for the animals on the farm which in turn insures that the best quality product…

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    of genetically replicating an organism ("Cloning: MedlinePlus"). However, most people aren’t aware that there are two forms of cloning. The majority of the population most familiar with the idea of reproductive cloning, and less familiar with therapeutic cloning. Reproductive cloning is the form of cloning that involves creating a genetic copy of an organism. This form of cloning is most commonly used in agriculture. Reproductive cloning provides the ability to customize the genetic…

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    highest. It is believed that GMO’s were not meant to be harmful, though everything comes at a cost. GMO’s affect the body’s sensitivity to leptin, in a process where it tricks the body into craving junk food. This would be ideally smart to avoid, but sometimes within the FDA’s laws, or in-between them companies tend to avoid them. Henry Miller a medical researcher who worked with the FDA and Drew Kershen who assisted Henry in this article suggests in the text that “The FDA could provide guidance…

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    The European Union was concerned about beef from cattle that have been given growth hormones because it might lead to health problems if human consume it. Scientists used hormones to increase the growth rate of livestock, reduce fat, and increase milk production. Bovine somatotropin (BST), a hormone produced in cattle, was synthesized by biotechnology firm Genetech. The injections of BST increased the hormone production and growth rate of animals. This became popular among farmers because it cut…

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