This book documents the harmful effects of factory farming in both industrialized and developing countries and explains the range of problems it can cause. From transmission of disease and loss of livestock diversity to hazardous and unsanitary processing methods, it shows clearly why factory farming is an unsafe, inhumane, and ecologically disruptive form of meat production. Also shows how the individual can make a difference by supporting local, organic, or pasture-raised animal products.The virus spreads rapidly and strikes quickly, with a mortality rate for birds of almost 100 percent.10 According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the spread of avian flu may have been facilitated by the rapid scaling-up of poultryanbsp;...
|Author||:||Danielle Nierenberg, Lisa Mastny|
|Publisher||:||Worldwatch Institute - 2005|