Sunday, August 16, 2009


In to day's world where more than one billion humans are affected by hunger and malnutrition, some dogs seem to be enjoying designer foods using premium food ingredients with assured nutrition and high health attributes. The claims by the manufacturer regarding the USP of the food offered can be mouth watering even to an ordinary consumer as can be seen below:

"Canine Caviar Dog Foods are nutritionally balanced, premium dog food designed to provide top-of-the-line foods for all breeds and needs of dogs. Canine Caviar is an industry-leader in allergen-free, naturally preserved dog foods, treats, and supplements. Canine Caviar's holistic formulas are designed to boost the dog's body's ability to protect and repair itself for the life of your pet. This premium line of dog food contains no corn, wheat, or soy and uses human-quality meats and grains to give your dog the best nutrition possible with no by-products, antibiotics, or hormones for full dog health, including energy and dental support".

The larger issue is whether meat foods, raised with high grain inputs, should be diverted to pet food industry when human beings are deprived of the same due to many reasons. The diversion of food to biofuels is already causing spurts in prices in many parts of the world making food beyond the reach of low income populations and if such trends are continued large scale starvation in many parts of the world can affect the lives of people even in well to do countries due to threat of turmoil and violence.

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