Tag: factory farms

CAFOs in North Carolina and Copper Mines in Minnesota: Photo Gallery of When Govt and Corporations Go Rogue

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze A Photo Gallery of What Happens When State Governing Bodies Allow Foreign or Out-of-State Corporations to Build Dangerous, Environment- and Water-(polluting) Businesses in Water-rich Environments CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) are designed to economically grow meat-, milk- or…

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39 Arrested in Effort to Save Chickens From ‘Horrific Cruelty’ at Industrial Egg Farm

By Jon Queally Thirty-nine people were arrested in California on Tuesday after approximately 500 animal rights activists organized by the Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) network staged a non-violent vigil and attempted a rescue operation at an industrial egg facility in the town of Petaluma. “These birds…

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Calling for Overhaul of Nation’s Food System, New Campaign Seeks Ban on Factory Farms

By Jessica Corbett Farmers, environmental advocates, and community leaders came together in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday to launch a national campaign to outlaw factory farming, in conjunction with a new report that outlines the long list of negative consequences tied to housing hundreds or thousands…

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50 Groups Back Landmark Effort to Halt ‘Out of Control’ Factory Farming in Iowa

By Jessica Corbett “Iowa is suffering under the enormous weight of a business that has no respect for the people, environment, animals and future of the state.” More than 50 groups are demanding that Iowa lawmakers urgently pass landmark legislation to enact a moratorium on factory farm expansion…

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Pharma Cos. Try to Block Maryland Bill to Stem Unnecessary Antibiotics on Farms

By Mitchelle Stephenson Good news: The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee has passed the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act on a vote of 7-4. Supporting the bill in Committee were Chairwoman Joan Carter Conway and Senators Paul Pinsky, Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Cheryl Kagan, Barbara Robinson, Ron…

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Investors Call on 16 Global Food Producers to Divest From Factory Farming

By Derrick Broze Investors worth trillions of dollars have launched a campaign calling on the world’s 16 largest food companies to begin investing in plant-based protein to combat environmental and health risks associated with animal agriculture. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) has…

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