Hello everyone! My name is Rose Gerber. I am from Pittsburgh, PA and I am currently a sophomore here at University Park. I decided to take this class because I have become very interested in sustainability after taking a philosophy class on nature. Through the philosophy class, I learned that sustaining our planet is a huge problem that us humans do little about. Specifically, I am interested in farming sustainably. Mass produced meat, vegetables, and fruit is what most of us buy in our supermarkets. However, this is harming our environment drastically. Mass production involves polluting our air and water, and consuming food that is not natural. Also, mass production enables fast food companies, like McDonalds, to sell unhealthy food for a minimum price. I think there is much more to explore in this topic that will surprise many people.
Here is a link that describes what mass production, otherwise referred to as “factory farming”, is. It explains in greater detail what mass production entails. The website, Farmsanctuary.org, is also from an organization that is against factory farming. On the website you can donate to the organization, learn more, and get involved.
And here is a photo of where (most) of the chicken you eat is coming from: