The company must innovate and use its strengths to address threats in the external business environment of the coffee and coffeehouse industries. Public Domain Starbucks Corporation also known as Starbucks Coffee Company maintains its position as the biggest coffeehouse chain in the world through innovative strategies that utilize business strengths in overcoming weaknesses to exploit opportunities and overcome success barriers, such as the threats in the coffee industry environment, as identified in this SWOT analysis.
A diet of plants causes the fewest animals to be killed. Leaving chickens and eggs out of our diets will have the greatest effect on reducing the suffering and death caused by what we eat. Gaverick Matheny identified a crucial error in Davis's calculation: In fact, an amount of land will produce much more food when used to grow crops for direct human consumption than when used to raise cattle, provided it is suitable for growing crops.
Once Matheny corrected the calculation, Davis's argument made the case for, rather than against, a vegan diet, given an objective to cause the least amount of animal death.
The idea that a vegan diet kills as many or more animals than a meat-based diet is sometimes used as a rationalization for consuming meat, and this idea serves to add uncertainty to the ethical case for a plant-based diet. In an attempt to help clear up this uncertainty, I have made estimates of the number of animals killed directly by slaughter as well as through crop harvesting in order to produce one million food calories from eight different categories of food, shown in Figure 1.
Of course, no one eats this way, but what is important is the number of animals killed per calorie. If you could determine what percentage of calories in a complete diet came from each category, you could determine a number of animals killed for that diet.
To do this, you would probably need a more complete list of food categories than the eight presented here. Figure 1 shows that more animals may be killed for beef than for pork when animals killed in harvest are taken into account.
However, compared to beef, more of the animals killed for pork are raised on factory farms, and most of the animals killed for beef are free wild animals who we can assume had natural lives and were killed relatively quickly by farm machinery.
Pigs raised on factory farms suffer castration, tail removal, and having their teeth cut with no painkillers. They also suffer intensive confinement in barren crates, physical abuse, and transport without food and water through all weather conditions.
Figure 1 also shows that the number of animals killed for dairy products may be relatively small compared to other animal-derived foods, but animals forced to give milk for dairy products suffer a great deal, and this suffering is not something that can be quantified in a chart.
Dairy cows are repeatedly artificially inseminated to keep them producing milk, and their calves are taken away from them within 48 hours of birth. This is traumatic for both the mother and the calf. Many dairy cows also suffer tail docking mutilations, and mastitis infections of their udders.
Based on this estimation, someone with a desire to modify their diet to reduce the number of animals killed for their food, or someone who is interested in gradually moving towards a plant-based diet for ethical reasons should start by removing chicken and eggs from their diet, but the most animal suffering and death can be prevented by following a vegan diet.
Methods Two categories of animal deaths were examined: There are other possible sources of animal death associated with our diets, such as predators killed in defense of livestock, animals prevented from existing by the destruction of their habitat, and human deaths from food poisoning, disease, or accidents on farms or in slaughterhouses.
It is likely that these other sources of animal death would increase the numbers of animals killed for animal-derived foods more than they would increase the numbers of animals killed for plant-derived foods, and would not significantly affect the conclusions presented here.
To determine the number of animals directly killed to obtain one million human-edible calories from animal carcasses, the following formula was used: To determine the number of animals directly killed to obtain one million human-edible calories for eggs, the following formula was used: So, na is the number of chickens it takes to lay ct food calories of eggs.
Once these chickens have reached the end of their economic usefulness after ny yearsthey are killed. This number is then multiplied by two, as hatcheries that breed chickens for egg-laying ability kill the males at birth because they have no economic use.
If it is assumed that half of the chicks are born male, then this doubles the number of animal deaths associated with egg production, because for every egg-laying hen, there will be two deaths.
If half of these were male, then , male chicks were killed in hatcheries at birth. Egg-laying hens are not bred for meat, so those who are slaughtered have low carcass yields, and yield low-quality meat that may go into soups or other processed foods for human consumption.
They may also be buried on site, or ground up and added to livestock feed. If the meat from the spent layers were counted as "egg calories," and if the contribution to human-edible foods from the flesh of spent layer hens could be estimated, then this could account for a proportion of the one million calorie total and reduce the number of animals killed to get one million calories.
For the purposes of this project, I have only included the number of animals killed to get one million calories directly from eggs, and estimated chicken meat separately. A similar formula was used to determine the number of animals killed to produce one million calories of milk, taking into account the number of years a dairy cow is typically used for milk, average kilograms of milk given per year per cow, and the number of calories per kilogram of milk.
Dairy cows are impregnated three times in their 4-year life so that they keep giving milk, and their calves must be taken away so that we can collect the milk for ourselves.
The female calves become more dairy cows, and the males, having no economic value as a dairy breed, are raised for veal. The deaths of veal calves if we assume half of the calves are male, this would add 1.
If their deaths were counted, then their human-edible calories would also have to be counted as "milk calories. It would be possible to estimate veal as a separate category, but I have not done so for the purposes of this project.where n a is the number of animals, c t is the target number of food calories, c a is the calories per egg, n y is the number of years each bird lays eggs for, and n e is the number of eggs laid per year per animal *.So, n a is the number of chickens it takes to lay c t food calories of eggs.
Once these chickens have reached the end of their economic usefulness (after n y years), they are killed. Find nutrition facts, including food labels, calories, nutritional information and analysis that helps promote healthy eating by telling you about the foods you eat.
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