Animals have a right to acertain quality of life. They are living beings and should be treated as such. Allanimals should be given these rights; for example, cows and pigs should havethe same comfort as dogs and cats. Cows, pigs, chickens, etc. are being manufacturedby huge companies and are treated as products, not actual animals.
Thestatement made about chickens shows that huge companies are creating the ideaof a chicken, not an actual chicken. They are producing something that is pumpedwith steroids and vitamins and is created in huge factories, not on actual farms.This idea allows the companies to treat the chickens like objects and forgetthat they are actual living things. The companies aim to mass produce and donot care about the well-being of the animals. People should have a right to know what is in their food.Food is what we put into our bodies to fuel us and keep us healthy.
We shouldbe able to know if we are putting GMOs, steroids, pesticides, etc. into ourbodies. In order for us to know what we are eating, we should always readlabels and know for sure if companies label everything. Companies should not beallowed to choose what information to give to consumers. Consumers have theright to know what they are eating and buying.
To ensure that a death like Kevin’s never happens again, companiesshould constantly test for bacteria like E. coli in their products. The governmentshould also regulate the big companies and shut them down if there isconsistent contamination. It is not the consumer’s fault that the company didnot provide safe food. Companies like this should also not be able to own theDNA in plant seeds. They should not be able to “own” a living thing or controltheir farmers.
Companies like Monsanto should not be able to control farmer andwhat they grow. Labels are not very effective in letting consumers knowwhat is in their food. Many consumers do not know how to effectively readlabels and fully comprehend what they are eating. To make it easier, companiescould make labels more noticeable and be direct about what is in the product.
Gary Hirshberg’s statement means that consumers choosewhat they eat and thus “promote” those products. If consumers stop eating acertain food, that food will not be produced as much and the company will losea lot of money. Our diets dictate what is produced by these large companies. Healthy food should be accessible to all people. We allhave a right to be fit and put healthy foods into our bodies. Unhealthy food ismostly aimed at poor groups.
For example, you could buy a cheeseburger, fries,and a soda for $2 or you could get a few apples for the same cost. Healthshould not be a luxury, it should be accessible to all.