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Painting a Picture of Mass Meat Production Part 3
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In this lecture, Professor Brownell asks whether modern agriculture is environmentally, culturally, and morally sustainable. First, he explores how genetically modified foods both benefit and hinder world sustainability, such as with the case study of BT corn, and contamination to different parts of the environment. Secondly, he discusses the issue of animal welfare and its relationship with sustainability by exploring how modern food conditions encourage the mass production of meat. Finally, Professor Brownell identifies shrinking biodiversity as a result of the green revolution and highlights current efforts to combat it. Brownell, Kelly D. PSYC 123, The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food, Fall 2008. Yale OpenCourseWare: Psychology, Accessed 05/10/14 http://oyc.yale.edu/psychology/psyc-123/lecture-11 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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