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Omnivores (from Latin: omni all, everything; vorare to devour) are species that eat both plants and animals as their primary food source. ...
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Question:im writing a classification essay, and need a thesis staement (topic sentence) any suggestions, then i need a thesis for my next 3 paragraphs...so i need on for each (omnivores. herbivores, and carnivores) i know a little about them but can anyone please elaborate on them?
Answers:Omnivores are any animal that eat anything, humans for example are considered omnivores.
Herbivires are animals that only eat plants, nothing else, giraffes for example.
And Carnivores are animals that eat pure meat!! Like lions and crap!
For a thesis statement you can put: Did you know that not all animals eat the same things?
Question:answer these questions please
What is the omnivore s dilemma and why has does Pollan think it has gotten more complicated recently?
Why does Pollan call Americans people of corn ? What advantages and disadvantages are there to our current corn rich diet?
How has corn changed the look of farms and what is grown there? Why has this change happened? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this type of farming?
Why does Pollan say In terms of energy, the modern farm is a losing proposition ? (pg 32 and chart)
Explain the sub-title on pg 37 The High Price of Cheap Corn .
What are some of the challenges caused by the enormous production of corn in America? How have those challenges been solved by companies like Cargill and ADM? What are some potential consequences to the fact that Cargill and ADM have so much control over the production and distribution of corn and the writing of the laws about farming?
Why is it bad for cows to eat corn? Why is it healthy for cows to eat grass?
Why is it healthier for humans to eat cows that have been fed grass?
Why is processing food a good thing for food companies like General Mills?
Why does Pollan call fake food corn s final victory ? (page 75)
How is corn making us fat?
Why does Pollan say the health problems of eating too much hit poor people hardest ? (page 83)
Based on the information in this chapter, provide a more detailed explanation of the omnivore s dilemma and explain why as omnivore s its harder for humans to make smart choices about food.
Why does Pollan say that Americans are more susceptible to fad diets?
How much corn was in the Pollan family s fast food meal? Which items contained the most corn?
Pollan s chart on page 105 shows a strong correlation between an increase in childhood obesity and an increase in average calories in our food from corn. List other changes to American life and diet since 1971 that may also be contributing to the rise in childhood obesity.
What does the term organic mean in reference to growing food?
How is industrial organic different from what Pollan expected organic to be?
Why does Pollan say organic lettuce represents a truly amazing amount of energy ? page 125
Why is it difficult to determine whether or not organic food is healthier than regular food?
Use information from both Chap 10 and 11 to explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of growing food in an industrial organic way.
Describe what is meant when Joel Salatin says he is a grass farmer when he actually farms animals and a variety of plants. How does the chart on page 146 help you understand this?
Give an example and explain why biodiversity is valued at Polyface farms.
On page 166, Salatin says that the farm is like an organism. Draw a picture to represent how interconnected the animals, plants and forest are on Polyface farms. Include the cows, broiler chickens, egg chickens, pigs, turkeys, grass, water, and forest. Draw arrows to show connections and write on each arrow how the items are connected.
Make a chart to compare the three different ways to harvest animals (as described in Parts 1,2, and 3) to show how the chicken slaughtering method at Polyface farm different than the others.
Describe three reasons why a shorter food chain (less food miles/a local food economy) is more beneficial than a long food chain. Then do the opposite, describe three reasons why a long food chain is more beneficial.
Pollan writes about how nutrient-rich his meal was from Polyface farms. Why? Explain the difference that grass-fed food makes in terms of the quality of nutrition in the final product.
Define hunter-gatherer. Why did this meal bring Pollan back to the more original omnivore s dilemma?
Describe how some animals evolved to be domestic or to have a relationship with humans and why this is beneficial to both the animals and humans.
What do you think would happen if the walls of America s slaughter houses had to be made of glass ? Would this change how people eat?
Why does hunting represent the shortest food chain? Why is this beneficial? What are the challenges in modern society to this short of a food chain? Do you think it is possible for everyone?
Where in the world do we still find hunter-gatherer societies? Why do these societies exist in these places and not everywhere? Ask your history teacher or do a little research into when and how human societies moved away from a hunter-gatherer system. (This is a BIG question, but do your best.)
Pollan talks about how his perfect meal is real i need the answers in 4 DAYS please help
Answers:if you actually read the book all the answers are in there. I mean you really don't know the answer why he refers to us as Children of corn? If you had read the book or even read an abstract you would know the answer to this as, it is a main theme through the book (and modern industrial agriculture itself).
You should be able to easily read the book in 4 days and than do your own work and won't have to resort to this lazy sort of cheating that in the end only cheats you out of learning.
Question:All you have to do is look at your own teeth to see that you are an omnivore. We have designed to both tear flesh and grind plant matter.
Studies have linked veganism to schizophrenia. Humans require animal protein to complete protein strands that are necessary for healthy cell growth and regeneration. Without the animal protein, how is it possible to form these healthy protein strands? Muscles and the brain are the first to suffer from no new formation of protein strands.
It is true that the average American consumes far too much meat. I believe about 3 servings of meat are what are considered to be what a human requires to be healthy, not 3 servings a day. The schizophrenia comment was not meant to say that all schizophrenia is caused by veganism, but rather it can be a cause in an otherwise healthy brain, otherwise not prone to schizophrenia. I obtained my information about the differences in protein from Doctor of Biology who was a contemporary of Dr. Crick, of Watson and Crick, the men who discovered the double helix form of DNA. Probably one of the most educated men I have ever met. All protein is not equal. In order to complete a full protein strand, several types of protein are necessary, 4 of which cannot be obtained by plants. These proteins can be obtained from ones own body for a short period of time (probably between 1-5 years, depending on the person) but after that, the necessary protein strands can no longer be produced, which then leads to problems.
I had a great aunt who was vegan for most of her life. Despite zero family history of schizophrenia, she was diagnosted as a schizophrenic sometime around 35. Her doctors always believed it to be attributed to her diet.
Side note: Humans are omnivores despite their diet. There is a distinction between vegetarians and herbivores, ergo, no human is a carnivore Did I say that we had the teeth to seperate a deer's spinal cord? No. I said that we have teeth to tear flesh. They're called incisors. Our incisors are not developed enough to be used like a lion's.
Did anyone notice that I say that humans need much less meat than most consume? Also, I never mentioned what type off animal protein was necessary, I could mean muskrat for all you know.
I am very well aware of tactics of the meat and dairy industry. I am advocate for animal rights, which I believe include a healthy life (not in a cage or in a feed lot, but in the field) and a humane death. I am opposed to use of growth hormones and the massive amounts of anti-biotics used in the industry. It's cheap to assume that your opponent is uneducated. While the body may not tolerate excess cholesterol, it also does not tolerate excess vitamin C, which is a common vitamin in fruits and vegetables. Too much vitamin C causes heart failure. Too much of anything can kill you.
Answers:I've recently come across some interesting information that truly puts humans into the category of NATURAL herbivore and NOT omnivore!
I'd suggest you start studying prion diseases for a fascinating bit of information. (here's some background info) Prions cause brain wasting disease ONLY in natural herbivores! Sheep with scrapie are the classic example of this. We've now got plenty of proof that raising the naturally herbivorous cattle as omnivores (humans have been feeding meat to cattle for decades! They are omnivores now) has resulted in the prion based disease commonly called mad cow disease. We now know that prions shed by infected cattle into the soil are now infected other herbivores like deer resulting in their infection with chronic wasting disease. Squirrels and rabbits in parts of Appalachia are also now showing the same symptoms of prion based disease.
True omnivores like bears, canids, rats and raccoons along with true carnivores like cats and avian raptors are NOT susceptible to prions, there's currently research being done on these animals to find out why they don't get infected. You'd think they'd get them since they eat large amounts of infected meat.
Humans ARE susceptible to prion based diseases like Alzheimer's and vCJD! You can try to ignore the fact that human canines and incisors are similar to those of rabbits, that our jaws rotate like herbivores, that our digestion is like herbivores; are you also going to ignore that we get prion based brain diseases that are ONLY found amongst natural herbivores?
Humans are omnivores by culture and NOT by nature, just like the cattle that we've been abusing with meat for decades!
I think your doctor friend needs to stop reading research that dates back to 60 years ago! Those arguments about vegans going nuts were propaganda put out to claim that Hitler's veggie diet is what drove him insane and caused him to start WWII, just like the propaganda issued during the same war that claimed that carrots improved eyesight and even the propaganda that Hitler was a veg (Goebbels started the rumor to rag on the British!).
I dare you to try to consume enough food based vitamin C to cause heart damage. We all know it's easy to consume enough animal flesh to cause cholesterol based heart damage!
BTW; it's now well known in scientific circles that Watson & Crick did NOT discover the structure of DNA!! They were way off track until they swiped the results of research conducted by a 'mere woman'! Look it up if you don't believe me.
Care to argue the 60 year old claim that Cobalamin can only be obtained from animal sourcers?
I'm quite familiar with the news headlines that jellbz speaks of, much like the recent junk 'science' headlines about vegans sexual habits I've bothered to review the actual research and it's quite lacking. You can get ANY animal sick if you inject enough prions directly into it's bloodstream. Thus the 'research' showing that "...goats, sheep, mice, monkeys, pigs, and mink" can be infected. Now find research on the goats, mice, pigs, mink and cats getting infected from their diet!
I most certainly did NOT miss that hundreds of cats were killed during the panic did you miss that NO malformed prions were ever found in the brains of the murdered cats? Same with that '91 hunting dog study, no prions were ever found but there was evidence found for chemical caused disease, that's why the '91 study isn't used as a reference! The studies about zoo animals dying of suspected prion disease are just that, there are other causes of 'brain rot' than prions and prions can be spread thru reused medical equipment (like syringes or scalpels) or wounds to the animal..
If true carnivores/omnivores can contract prion disease from their food why are there several research projects being conducted to find out why their digestive system either deactivates prions or prevents their absorbtion (drug companies hoping for another profitable pill)? Drug companies are also having a field day trying to find out why it's so hard to infect omnivorous rodents!
Since I don't eat animals I'll make a deal with jellbz. I'll eat a pound of rose hips and she can take her choice of either eating a pound of prion infected omnivorous cow brains OR be injected with 1ml of prion contaminated serum. I wonder who'll kack out first?
Jellbz, do some detailed research (other than reading headlines) and you'll find quite a bit of info about the 'puzzing' topic of carnivores and omnivores resistance to dietary prions. I'd blow the time to answer your question but during the week my online time is limited.
Question:There was much debate tonight about whether humans were made to be omnivores because they are supposed to eat meat in their regular diet or if they have this function in case they need it. When something goes wrong with agriculture, we can refer to meat (which lasts longer in the body, etc.) in order to survive.
Please, whoever answers this question, have references to what you're writing. I don't really trust 'hunches'.
Answers:The division between carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores is based on physiology, not on just observing what the creature eats. People and animals may eat different things depending on what is available where they live.
Carnivores have sharp teeth for ripping and tearing flesh. They tear their food into big chunks and then swallow it whole. They do not chew. Carnivores have a huge stomach and can eat once a week. Their stomach acid is so strong that they can eat carrion (rotten meat) without it making them sick. Their digestive tract is very short, so they rapidly digest and get rid of the food they eat.
Carnivores do not get heart disease no matter how much fat and cholesterol they eat.
Omnivores are actually carnivores who have a few small physiological adaptations to allow them to eat soft plant foods. They have all of the above characteristics of carnivores too. For example, bears and raccoons eat about 70% of their calories from plants. They do have the physiology of carnivores but they can digest a lot of plants.
Herbivores chew their food with flat teeth, like our molars. They have amylase in their saliva, so they can begin digesting starches as they chew. They have smaller stomachs and have to eat 3 or more times a day. Their stomach acid is not as strong as that of carnivores. They have a very long digestive tract to give them time to digest plant foods. They have an appendix. They cannot detoxify vitamin A. They can detoxify a wide range of plant alkaloids (that can poison carnivores). They can convert beta-carotene to vitamin A. They develop heart disease if they are fed saturated fat and cholesterol. Humans have the physiology of herbivores.
Humans ARE Natural Omnivores - 2/2 :A step-by-step refutation of PETA's (and many other veg*n's) "proof" that we are natural herbivores. This video is about science, not ethics. Any comments whining and moaning about how eating meat is sooo cruel will be ignored, as that's not the point. Being veg*n because it makes you healthy and happy is fine. Using bad science and logical fallacies to justify it or win over 'converts' isn't. If you have to defend your truth with lies, then it was never true to begin with. The Critical Role Played by Animal Source Foods in Human (Homo) Evolution by Katherine Milton jn.nutrition.org Human stomach acid strength: www.newworldencyclopedia.org Human intestine length: www.enotes.com Interview with Richard Wrangham: www.scientificamerican.com China Study Critically Examined: www.westonaprice.org Other Links: www.westonaprice.org http www.mercola.com
Audiobook: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan :Buy full audiobook: www.qksrv.net List of award-winning books/audiobooks: awardwinningaudiobooks.weebly.com The best-selling author of The Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the 21st century. "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't, which mushrooms should be avoided, for example, and which berries we can enjoy. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance. The cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet has thrown us back on a bewildering landscape where we once again have to worry about which of those tasty-looking morsels might kill us. At the same time we're realizing that our food choices also have profound implications for the health of our environment. The Omnivore's Dilemma is best-selling author Michael Pollan's brilliant and eye-opening exploration of these little-known but vitally important dimensions of eating in America. We are indeed what we eat, and what we eat remakes the world. A society of voracious and increasingly confused omnivores, we are just beginning to recognize the profound consequences of the ...