BOOK REVIEW: Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment

Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment

Most people who pay attention to food production in America realize that our cheap meals have come with some very troubling hidden costs. However, no book I’ve found has outlined the human casualties of factory farming in such a thorough and devastating manner.

Readers will share the quiet outrage of those rural residents who have had their backyards, waterways, livelihoods and health destroyed by massive-scale pig, poultry, and cattle operations. This isn’t a book about animal cruelty, but rather the human toll taken by corporate farms’ environmental irresponsibility.

The sheer size of this book may, unfortunately, be a turnoff for those only casually interested in the subject matter. Something I couldn’t help but wonder: At the end of the day, it is consumer choice driving the factory-farm madness. How many neighbors of noxious CAFOs still choose to buy commercially-produced animal products? 

(review originally appeared at goodreads.com)

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    Nov 23, 2011 @ 15:33:39

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