"Beyond Beef" ( Jeremy Rifkin )
Summary and review of this work on the adverse role of cattle production and consumption in history and its destructive impact on ecology.
# 14033 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1999 |
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Business (Industries) , English (Analysis) , Environmental Studies (General) , Agricultural Studies (General)
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From the Paper:"This research paper consists of a summary and review of Jeremy Rifkin's book Beyond Beef.
Rifkin traces the changing but nonetheless central role of cattle as civilization evolved. In ancient cultures, such as that of Egypt, and in the later Roman Mithran cult, the bull was revered as a god and as a symbol of fertility and martial/masculine prowess. The great nomadic tribes of Central Asia valued cattle as possessions, as well as a blood sacrifice to the gods. As the European economies developed and their populations cultivated a taste for beef, cattle became a commodity and an important source of wealth and power. First introduced into the New World by the Spanish, cattle ranching dominated the societies of many Central and South American..."
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