08 May '12, 1am
'Food, Inc.' Chicken Farmer Carole Morison Goes Rogue | Care2 Causes
Carole Morison : Becoming disgusted with the conditions on the farm and the pressures from Perdue was a gradual buildup of things until the final questioning of myself: How did I get like this? I wasnt born a farmer; I married a farmer. In the beginning I thought that the way we were raising chickens was the only way it was done. About five years into contract farming, I started questioning the conditions that farmers were forced into through the contracts. I learned early that you werent supposed to talk about it at least not publicly. A well-meaning friend of my husband said at that time that I needed to put a lid on it or we would lose our contract. Having not grown up in the system, it was impossible for me to understand that we werent allowed to speak or that we had no say over how we operated our farm and the raising of the chickens. Looking back, I can rememb...