Choose a domesticated food animal or plant and write a 1500-word essay about it. Some things to include: where and when your subject was first domesticated (archaeological evidence), what it was used for, how it is important culturally (food rules, rituals, gods), where its grown and used today. Think about the benefits and drawbacks of raising this domesticate, how efficient it is now and in the past, and the effects of modern factory farming on it (if any). Describe some recipes both traditional and new that include this domesticate. Have you ever eaten it? Is it familiar or foreign to you? If there is controversy over its continued use, how do you feel about ending its exploitation?
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