The True Costs of Factory Farming ExposedPosted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on May 2, 2008
This week marks a major victory for farm animals. After an independent, 2 1/2 -year analysis, experts released a report Wednesday calling for major changes in the way corporate agriculture produces meat, milk and eggs.
The report, "Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Production in America," concludes that "concentrated animal feeding operations," or CAFOs, not only fail to provide the humane treatment of livestock, but also have an impact on human health and the environment, and undermine rural America’s economic stability.
Sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the report finds that the “"economies of scale" used to justify factory farming practices are largely an illusion, perpetuated by a failure to account for associated costs.”
Download the full report here: "Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Production in America." (6MB PDF)