First I'm going to
explain the process of corn production and then I'm going to explain the
environmental affects of corn fed cows being such a large part of our food
supply. I ask that you stop eating beef and dairy from corn fed cows. Here is why.
is grown with genetically modified corn which requires specific petroleum based
pesticides and fertilizers to grow. The water from rainfall and from
watering the corn runs off into rivers and streams and seeps into the ground
and contaminates ground water. Entire towns and ecosystems have been
damaged and destroyed from this runoff.
Then the corn is
fed to the cows. And since they are not meant to eat corn, biologically
cows are ruminants which is why they are only meant to eat grass. So
cows get sick from eating corn and
they fart a lot
more than they would if fed their proper diet and their fart contains methane.
Methane is a really bad gas that causes global warming. It does
this by creating an outer layer in the atmosphere of gas that makes so that
heat can’t leave the earth and this wrecks havoc on our weather systems
creating more and more destructive storms or extreme weather.
It also is bad for
humans because when we eat them we get sick and that is really bad because we
only know of the short term illnesses and there could be long term ones like
Cancer and Alzheimer's.
So corn pollutes
water ways and our water supply; the corn fed cows get sick and sicken people
with things like e coli and the cows are given antibiotics and hormones which
are then in the meat and milk humans consume and then people get sick and/or
antibiotic resistant which means antibiotics won't work when the people need
I hope I have convinced you to sign my petition and eat less corn fed
and dairy and make this world a better place one step at a time.