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Animal Testing in Food Branch

Autor:   •  June 19, 2017  •  Case Study  •  552 Words (3 Pages)  •  364 Views

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As we already mentioned, a lot of people disapprove testing animals at any branch; but testing animals is fundamental for humans. Now we have the "Food Branch"; humans can´t live at all just eating fruits and vegetables, our body needs proteins and another elements that makes us "work" fine and have a healthier life.

Testing Animals in food is used to be sure that foods we consume are safe and hygienic.

Some examples can be the food additives, nutritional supplements and sweeteners, some "tools" that we use and we consider indispensable.

Almost everyone thinks that testing animals is bad, but is the price required for human health; but also want to know if exist better ways to ensure that foods are safe.

These animals’ testings’ are made in a laboratory, being pigs, dogs, rats and rabbits the most used animals to produce food testing. The tests may involve oral administration of a foodstuff or application to the skin or eyes.

Some procedures can be painful for the animals and may involve the force creation of damage or an injury to analyze and investigate the effects of food or various supplements.

Animal testing is also used to develop vaccines and other preventative and treatment methods for cattle. This ensures that our meats are safe to consume and that any illness occurring in the cattle is less probably to spread, which could potentially create a shortage of the food if it reached epidemic proportions. This type of veterinary testing is vital and links up to the food production industry.

The trend in recent years to eat healthier foods has led to a massive demand and surge in the marketplace for such products. Ironically, this has led to a similar increase in the number of laboratory animals used for testing of food products, which includes additives and various health formulations. Claims that a specific margarine can aid in cholesterol reduction or that a yogurt can help to improve digestion all require animal testing and then clinical trials to show the validity of the claims prior to their approval. Some laboratory tests require that an animal be fed a particular substance and then killed, which allows researchers to dissect the animal and investigate where the substance is concentrated and how it affected organs.

The recent increase in laboratory animals used for food tests has, as expected, led animal wellness groups to perform their own investigations and conclusions regarding this area of animal testing. Some groups have suggested that not all tests are necessary and for those that are, they cite that testing could easily occur on humans rather than animals. Those in support of the testing - mainly the government and scientific community - purport that the tests are all necessary to meet regulatory requirements. Some are asking if the increase


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