What is wilson silverleaf? We're organitarians; it's best for our bodies and the planet. We cloth diapered Nina for the same reason. We drive a hybrid car & wish we could afford solar panels on our house. I'm a strong advocate for homebirth, full-time mom, & also a movie junkie. We don't have a tv though; we watch dvds on our computer. We love contradancing. I garden & knit; Larry's a puzzle lover & plays fantasy football.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

but factory farms don't hurt anybody, do they?

Umm, yeah. According to the Pew Commission (part of the Pew Charitable Trusts), CAFOS (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, where most of the animals that are eaten in this country spends their time before they're slaughtered) pose an unacceptable risk to public health and the environment. Read more about it here.

Not that it's really news, but it's nice to have a large, respected organization say it publicly. Oh, and don't think you're avoiding CAFOs because you are eating organic or "free range." Unless you know the farmer and have seen the way the animals you are eating live, assume the worst. You're most likely right.

1 comment:

Luci said...

You're right. Sad truth, but it is the truth.