This report by the animal welfare campaign group Compassion in World Farming outlines and makes counterarguments to four narratives that it argues are being used to justify factory farming, i.e. intensive livestock farming based on high levels of edible crops as feed inputs. The four narratives are: that factory farming is necessary to feed a growing global population; that it is efficient; that it is a source of cheap food; and that it is compatible with climate mitigation targets. The report also examines the influence of large animal feed production companies on the food system.
Read the full report, Factory Farming: Who benefits? How a ruinous system is kept afloat - The Four Myths and the Big Seven Input Providers of Factory Farming, here. See also the TABLE project Meat the four futures where you can take a quiz on how your values align with the food future that you want.
18 Jan 2023
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