TAG: factory farms

Idaho Court Strikes Down Ag-Gag Law

Video – Idaho animal welfare wins, as U.S. District Court judge strikes down an ag-gag law that criminalized the filming of animal abuse on factory farms.

12 Ways to Rid the Planet of GMOs and Monsanto’s Roundup

Ronnie Cummins – It is now blatantly obvious that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are nothing more than patented Pesticide Delivery Systems (PDS) designed to increase sales of poisonous agrochemicals such as Roundup, glufosinate…

The High Price of Cheap Factory Farmed Chicken

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Demand for food at cheaper prices has dramatically altered the entire food chain. Today, food production revolves around efficiency—the ability to produce more for less. This mindset has significant ramifications for both animal and human health, and the environment. Today, nearly 65 billion animals worldwide, including cows, chickens, and pigs, are

Factory Farming Model to Blame for Outbreak of Deadly Pig Virus

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Did you know that over the past year, nearly 10 percent of the entire swine population in the US has been wiped out by a highly lethal virus? The virus, called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), has been—at least in part—traced back to pig’s blood used in piglet feed. On June

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet Waking Times While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature. The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward animals, workers and the environment at the

How to Boycott Factory Farms

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Waking Times  There are plenty of reasons to boycott factory farms, including the top two: your health and animal welfare. But the big-picture reason is this. The only way to feed the world and restore climate stability is to restore efficiency to our food system. When we were hunters and gatherers,

Appalling Lack of Progress in Factory Farm Policies Despite Increased Public Awareness

Kaye Spector, EcoWatch Waking Times A comprehensive analysis of the U.S. meat, egg and dairy industries in 2008 excoriated  producers for their business practices. A new assessment of progress since then says industrial livestock production remains just as destructive, and little has been done to address any of the problems. The report, from Johns Hopkins University Center for a

Study Proves Sustainable Farms, Organic Farming Beats Factory Farms

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times For those who are appalled at the way animals are treated in conventional livestock production, there is a better way. Sustainable livestock production practices include providing greater animal welfare, increasing biodiversity, and extending good working conditions to those who care for the animals, all while maintaining a profitable business. A

Factory Farms: Bad for Farm Animals and Human Consumers

Paul Fassa, Natural Society Waking Times Those idyllic (extremely happy) farm scenes depicted on most conventional dairy products, meat packaging, and egg cartons are far from the reality of how conventional meat comes to be. Unlike organic livestock conditions, factory farming puts animals in gruesome concentration camp-like conditions to prepare them for horrible deaths. If

Factory Farms Produce 100 Times More Waste than U.S. Population

Mike Barrett Waking Times If you thought you were a major contributor to pollution, just wait until you hear this. Factory farms produce 100 times more waste than every single person in the United States combined. The amount of waste produced by these factories is in such mass quantities that it is virtually impossible to

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