2 edition of Factory farming and the myth of cheap food found in the catalog.
Factory farming and the myth of cheap food
|Statement||by Peter Stevenson.|
|Contributions||Compassion in World Farming.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||28|
Everybody says they want to know where their food comes from these days. But we won't get it from product marketing. What we see here on this Whole Foods Organic milk carton is a happy, healthy looking cow, beautiful blue sky and puffy white clouds, an idyllic Old McDonald farm scene. But the gulf between this facade and the reality could not be greater in this case. "Serious thinking about food and agriculture fills Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production (Chelsea Green, softcover, $).The beef Nicolette Hahn Niman defends is unprocessed, raised outdoors using humane methods on pasture or range. A lawyer, married to a rancher, she started with an anti-meat bias and remains a vegetarian Cited by: 5.
Not everybody can or wants to become a vegetarian. But for those of us who insist on eating meat, that doesn’t mean we have to be complete dicks about it. Here are some helpful ideas on how to. A Review of The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System, by Jacy Reese (Beacon Press, November 6 , pages).. In a world distressingly full of evil, we can discern moral progress by looking at the benighted past. Only two lifetimes ago educated people endorsed chattel slavery.
They don't register all the hidden costs of our "factory farming" model, costs that undermine the very sustainability of nature's gifts. Food prices don't count the fact that soil is eroding on prime farmland many times faster than nature rebuilds it, or the marine life we're losing because of nitrogen runoff from overusing fertilizers. The meat industry, controlled by four transnational corporations—Cargill, JBS, Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods—leads the “re-modernization” camp though increased efficiencies in factory farming to produce cheap and abundant protein. “Replacement” innovators are disrupting the meat industry with protein substitutes, from plant-based.
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Factory farming / Debra A. Miller, book editor. Format Book Published Detroit [Michigan]: Greenhaven Press, c It is a myth that industrialized agriculture produces cheap food to feed the world / Lenny Russo ; Factory-farmed, meat-based diets may cause a food scarcity crisis / Jim Motavalli ; Factory farms are not more efficient or.
Indeed, animal factory farm promoters often point to America’s bargain fast-food prices as proof that the system is working. The CAFO system, they argue, supplies affordable food to the masses. But this myth of cheap meat, dairy, and egg products revolves around mounting externalized social and ecological costs that never appear on restaurant.
“The third myth is that factory farming saves space. On Factory farming and the myth of cheap food book surface it looks plausible, because, by taking farm animals off the land and cramming them into Author: Bibi Van Der Zee. -- Yes: Factory farming is economically beneficial: Modern farming techniques are essential to provide food to a fast-growing world population \/ Chuck Jolley -- Modern animal agriculture methods are efficient, highly productive, and sustainable \/ Animal Agriculture Alliance -- U.S.
dairy farmers are feeding the world by producting quality. Factory farming is arguably one of the cruelest inventions humans have devised to maximize their profits and ensure their businesses’ livelihoods. But what is factory farming. On a factory farm, the bottom line matters more than anything else.
Factory farmers raise their animals to produce food, medications, and many other consumer products. Contains essays that offer a variety of perspectives on the issue of factory farming, debating whether factory farming is economically beneficial, ethical, or harmful to human health or the environment, and considering the future of the industry It is a myth that industrialized agriculture produces cheap food to feed the world / Lenny Russo Pages: Table of Contents for: Factory farming.
It is a myth that industrialized agriculture produces cheap food to feed the world / Lenny Russo -- Factory-farmed, meat-based diets may cause a food scarcity crisis / Jim Motavalli -- Factory farms are not more efficient or economically beneficial than conventional family farms / William J.
Weida. We’ve called this story Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat. Fascinating and terrifying in equal measure, Farmageddon documents an investigative journey behind the closed doors of the factory farming industry.
It busts the myth that factory farming is needed to feed the world. Myth: Industrial Food can Feed the World Truth: In a world of plenty, the poor often find themselves even further deprived of their farming heritage, lacking access to land or the financial resources to buy into factory farming’s new world food order.
Hauter takes you step by step through how and why this has happened. She thoroughly explains how a very few corporations have taken over all aspects of food production, including such things as produce, food safety, factory farming, distribution, and specific examples of raising hogs, beef, and poultry in huge, confined feeding operations/5(53).
It’s not just a case of banning wet markets, although that can’t come soon enough. We need to stop factory farming too. As Rob Wallace says: "Chicken isn’t cheap if it costs a million lives." This article was originally published by Viva.
-- Yes: Factory farming is economically beneficial: Modern farming techniques are essential to provide food to a fast-growing world population / Chuck Jolley -- Modern animal agriculture methods are efficient, highly productive, and sustainable / Animal Agriculture Alliance -- U.S.
dairy farmers are feeding the world by producting quality foods. Critics here argue the factory farms are bad for the animals, their employees, the environment and residents' health.
THREAT TO SMALL FARMS: During the s large-scale meat processors bought up livestock farms enabling corporations to control the whole process from farming to packaging. Many small farmers have gone bust. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell argues that cheap stuff leads to many negative consequences.
The book starts slow out of the gate with a discussion of the history of retail followed by a few of the practices stores use to entice consumers into spending/5. Many people are opposed to factory farming but are not opposed to eating meat or other animal products.
According to Humane Farm Animal Care: A recent study on behalf of the United Egg Producers found that three out of four American consumers (75%) would choose food products certified as protecting animal care over those that are not.
Daniel Imhoff’s edited volume The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, is a powerful documentation of the horrors beheld in animal and aquaculture factories, the factors that lead to their proliferation, and their devastating effects on the social and. The Ethics of What We Eat By Peter Singer & Jim Mason Text Publishing, Melbourne$ REVIEW BY BELINDA SELKE The Ethics of What We Eat by world-renowned ethicist and animal liberationist Peter Singer, and Jim Mason, a journalist, lawyer and animal-rights activist, is a compelling, challenging and highly readable book that is bound to make a lot of people uncomfortable.
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, was one such book. I've had a compulsion/obsession with health/food/the environment at least since I was a teenager, and now, at nearly 40 years old, I've read about and tried different nutrition trends/5().
Get this from a library. The CAFO Reader: the Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. [Daniel Imhoff] -- The CAFO Reader is possibly the most powerful indictment of factory farming ever compiled, with essays from 30 of the world's leading experts.
It also offers a vision for a food system that leaves. The amount of meat humans eat is immense. In10 billion livestock animals were slaughtered each year. That number is now over 55 billion. Factory farming is. Sienna Miller and Mick Jagger were just two of the celebrities to turn their noses up at factory pig farming at a fundraising dinner hosted by Farms Not Author: Lizzie Rivera.
As the co-author of this essay, Will Allen, concluded in his book The War on Bugs, it is time to conduct a full-scale offensive against factory farming and industrial agriculture. It is time for consumers to stop buying chemical food and using poisonous chemicals on .a| Is factory farming economically beneficial?
Modern farming techniques are essential to provide food to a fast-growing world population / Chuck Jolley ; Modern animal agriculture methods are efficient, highly productive, and sustainable / Animal Agriculture Alliance ; U.S.
dairy farmers are feeding the world by producing quality foods / Pam Taylor ; It is a myth that industrialized.