03 Nov '11, 4pm

Ending Factory Farming Requires Also Ending Dietary Fundamentalism

Ending Factory Farming Requires Also Ending Dietary Fundamentalism

It's been the better part of a week since Farm Sanctuary 's first National Conference to End Factory Farming ended. For that time I've been trying to come up with some sort of summarizing thought about it all that I could share with TreeHugger readers. After all, we were one of the media sponsors of the event and it's one that I personally think should be pretty high up on our readers' concerns. I could regale you with countless examples of the amazing cruelty inherent in keeping animals in the normal conditions of concentrated animal feeding operations (aka factory farms ), but we've done that before. I could also talk about the high contribution to greenhouse gas emissions for the meat and dairy industry worldwide (conservatively 18%, right up there with the transportation sector and global deforestation). I could talk about the health effects of the average rising consu...

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