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#1 Old 09-24-2008, 08:34 PM
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An article that speaks out against factory farming actually made it to the Yahoo main page as a headline. Of course, their focus is environmental, with no regard for the animals, but it's still good that it's there.



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Factory farms can produce more raw waste than large U.S. cities, threatening not only water quality but air quality as well. Both the number of factory farms and animals fed in confined feeding lots has more than tripled in 20 years, and yet the Environmental Protection Agency is trying to roll back already weak pollution regulations.



That's the gist of a new Government Accountability Report on factory farming out today, and the interpretation of the Democratic Senators who requested it.



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http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy...dg&ha=1&kw=ist



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For concerned consumers, look for grass-fed, free-range meats, cut down on meat consumption and seek out local farmers that can assure you about the safety of their practices.



At least they mention cutting meat consumption. God forbid they actually suggest veg*nism.



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#2 Old 09-24-2008, 10:25 PM
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So instead of leaving that as a headline article for any period of time, Yahoo has quickly replaced it with a headline about a cruise line that's angered their passengers by charging extra for steak.



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I'm vegan for ethical reasons but it is truly astounding the environmental impact that meat has.
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#4 Old 09-25-2008, 12:20 AM
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I'm reading "Portrait of a Burger as a young Calf" right now, and I guess I didn't realize how much waste there is and how many resources are used just for providing dairy and beef. I mean, I knew some numbers, but they honestly didn't mean anything to me. The sheer scale of this is just beyond my ability to understand..!
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Go figure the one day I don't check up on the new GAO reports and it's on CAFOs. And it's 80 pages, nice!



I am in serious need of a life injection



http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08944.pdf

There's the actual copy. Much better formatting than the other site, and minus all the adds, etc.
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Some of the people making comments scare me. It sounds like the article is painting the issue as a democrat vs. republican issue and that's obviously not the case. Otherwise a good article.
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