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I`m in the process of researching a term paper for my American Politics class in college and I`m hoping someone can help. My topic is the politics of the meat industry in America. I need to find sources for my paper. Specifically I want to look at how much the government subsidizes the meat industry and their reasons for doing so. I need "academic" sources, so official government documents would be helpful as opposed to editorials. Editorials are helpful as a starting point if you do find some however. Thank you in advance <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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This is basically what you need: <a href="http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/rp/PB07-03FeedingAtTroughDec07.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/r...roughDec07.pdf</a><br><br>
Read page 47 of this document: <a href="http://www.pewtrusts.org/uploadedFiles/wwwpewtrustsorg/Reports/Industrial_Agriculture/PCIFAP_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.pewtrusts.org/uploadedFil...IFAP_FINAL.pdf</a><br><br>
This research paper says deregulation is the cause of Americans' health problems, not subsidies. But since it examines subsidies, I'm sure the reference section of the paper will be helpful to you no matter your thesis: <a href="http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/FWWDocuments/FarmSubsidiesIssueBrief.pdf" target="_blank">http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.o...IssueBrief.pdf</a>
 

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The best thing you can learn in College: how to do your own research.
 

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Google will help you on your paper works.... you already know where to go.. then go now and do what you need to do...
 

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Marion Nestle's book Food Politics is heavily referenced. Pull the articles, go through their references, pull the articles they reference, and so on. That's one possible starting point.
 

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'Lo Devyn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Can't help you with sources but, if it interests you, you may like to consider building this theory in:<br><br>
Figures suggest that (due to the massive amounts of land needed to grow food/pasture/house/process/store livestock) an omni society needs around ten times more land to sustain itself than a vegetarian society would.<br><br>
Basicaly a vegetarian society needs 90% less land than an omni society.<br><br>
From memory the touted figure is that 30% of the entire land surface is used for agriculture. Allowing for deserts, mountainsand other unusable land areas that 30% may be 50% or more, of all the total useable land surface on the planet.<br><br>
By those figures meat makes land scarce and whatever is scarce soars in value. Not just agricultural land but ALL land. Housing, commercial the whole shebang and caboodle<br><br>
That is massive reason for the land owning classes to do whatever is necesary to make meat affordable by subsidies.<br><br>
Wouldn't be so if it wwere not the fact that the dimwits who eat meat are the ones actualy paying (through taxes) for the subsidies anyway.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Clueless Git</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3146847"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
'Lo Devyn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Can't help you with sources but, if it interests you, you may like to consider building this theory in:<br><br>
Figures suggest that (due to the massive amounts of land needed to grow food/pasture/house/process/store livestock) an omni society needs around ten times more land to sustain itself than a vegetarian society would.<br><br>
Basicaly a vegetarian society needs 90% less land than an omni society.<br><br>
From memory the touted figure is that 30% of the entire land surface is used for agriculture. Allowing for deserts, mountainsand other unusable land areas that 30% may be 50% or more, of all the total useable land surface on the planet.<br><br>
By those figures meat makes land scarce and whatever is scarce soars in value. Not just agricultural land but ALL land. Housing, commercial the whole shebang and caboodle<br><br>
That is massive reason for the land owning classes to do whatever is necesary to make meat affordable by subsidies.<br><br>
Wouldn't be so if it wwere not the fact that the dimwits who eat meat are the ones actualy paying (through taxes) for the subsidies anyway.</div>
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I like this... very knowledgeable advice...
 

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Anyone else thing the thread starter meant now people are wrapping meat with plastic film instead of paper, in America? It's spelled subsidies, not subsides!
 

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Good point. There may be a <i>mullusk</i> attached to your grievance though.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>lynchalbert</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3146893"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I like this... very knowledgeable advice...</div>
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TY Albert <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Snowcone</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3150621"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Good point. There may be a <i>mullusk</i> attached to your grievance though.</div>
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A <i>mullusk</i> being something with only a rudimentary brain that latches on to something and won't let go?
 

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You may <a href="http://vegsource.com/harris/testimony.htm" target="_blank">find</a> this somewhat interesting. Dr William Harris, MD, on the subject of subsidies for meat agriculture.
 
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