Factory Farms on the Spotlight Again
The enormous negative consequences of
factory farming on human health and the environment are undermining
rural America's economic stability.
In addition, factory farming fails to
provide the humane treatment of livestock says the 2 1/2 -year
analysis sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health that calls for major changes in
the way corporate agriculture produces meat, milk and eggs.
The report highlights human illnesses
caused by drug-resistant bacteria associated with use of antibiotics
on feedlots and the degradation of land, water and air quality
caused by animal waste.
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