CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories provides an unprecedented view of concentrated animal feeding. A survey funded by the beef industry found that 64 percent of American consumers are familiar with the term “factory farming.”. The CAFO Reader is possibly the most powerful indictment of factory farming ever compiled, with essays from 30 of the world’s leading experts. It also offers a .
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Return to Book Page. The CAFO Reader is possibly the most powerful indictment of factory farming ever compiled, with essays from 30 of the world’s leading experts. It also offers a vision for a food system that leaves behind oc horrific 20th century model of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.
The CAFO Reader brings the tragic cactories of industrial food production into sharp focus with essay The CAFO Reader is possibly the most powerful indictment of factory farming ever compiled, with essays from 30 of the world’s leading experts.
The CAFO Reader brings the tragic world of industrial food production into sharp focus with essays on every facet of factory farming: This affordable reader is a companion book to the larger photo-essay volume, CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories.
It is sure to become a relied-upon resource for activists, food policy makers, academics, the media and the general public for many years.
This project is a follow-up to the highly successful project Fatal Harvestfqctories in It is being supported by an extensive outreach campaign with events around the country. Paperbackpages. Published June 1st by Watershed Media first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. CAFO belongs in every public library, and I was pleased to donate it to mine. It’s one thing to read about factory farms, it’s quite another to see a mile of battery cages or a manure lagoon laid out in color in a large-scale oversize book.
While many people choose to ignore the problems of factory farming, will be very difficult to close this book without concluding there’s something deeply wrong with our food system. The only quibble I have with this book is that a rather garish “STOP factory farms” icon appears on the back cover.
CAFO – The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories
Not only is it displeasing to the eye, but it gives the book an agenda that might be a turnoff to the casual reader. Best to let them look at the photos for themselves and og to their own conclusions. Apr 08, Peacegal rated it liked it Shelves: These industrial-scale farms produce most animal products consumed in the U. CAFO collects essays from a variety of voices condemning the factory farm from animal welfare, humanitarian, environmental, and economic perspectives.
Along the way, we absorb devastating little tidbits about what this out-of-control industry hath wrought: The states of Iowa and North Carolina each administer more antibiotics tye livestock production than the entire human population of the US uses for medical purposes, editor Daniel Imhoff informs us. In the factory farm, an animal is not a living creature, but rather a piece of biological machinery. Most of the authors explicitly support the raising of animals for food as long as it is done in a more natural, humane fashion.
However, absent as it is of a vegetarian agenda, CAFO may be more palatable to skeptical omnivores. Despite the increasing exposure the CAFO system is receiving, the quantity of meat eaten in the US has been steadily on the rise.
Inmeat and poultry consumption hit an all-time high of lbs per person, Erik Marcus notes in another essay. Convincing omnivores to make some changes in their food choices is essential if we wish to see the most egregiousness abuses end. CAFO is an important contribution to the literature on food and factory farming.
Oct 05, Nicole McCann rated it it was amazing. Great resource with the most comprehensive information on this topic! Dec 05, Steve Parcell rated it liked it Shelves: A very thought provoking and difficult read. More a selection of essays than an actual book but does read well as competently set out. Does really make factoriea think about your food choices and buying cheap meat. The long term costs of buying meat processed in a CAFO far outweigh the short term saving.
The demise of the small farming community. The pollution of acres of land and waterways adjacent thereto. I am in no way a environmentalist but I didn’t realise the damage these factory farms cause to t A very thought provoking and difficult read. I am in no way a environmentalist but I didn’t realise the damage these factory farms cause to the environment so it needs to stop.
Raising public awareness of money being king over the well being of our race and the husbandry of animals is always very important and this book does it well.
The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories
It is difficult to read as the cruelty to the animals is heartbreaking but it is worth going through the experience.
Aug 12, Julie rated it really liked it. It took me months to finish it, but there is so much interesting and important information.
I love the fact that it cites sources well, which is one of my pet peeves with books written for general audiences – they so often do not cite any sources. I’m sure I’ll loan it and recommend it a lot.
My only real criticism is that it can be a bit repetitive because it is a compilation of essays from multiple authors. I have read all about CAFO before, but pictures speak a lot louder than words. It was a long hard read at thf and a lot of is was information I already knew, but it was very good. Apr 13, Jody rated it it was amazing. So many of the critical issues our society faces converge in this topic. This book is simply essential reading. Robert Allen rated it really liked it Aug 15, Ion Camero rated it liked it Jun 02, Todd rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Gwendolyn Layton rated it really liked it Nov 08, Christina rated it liked it Feb 21, Zenpvnk rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Thomas Driscoll rated it really liked it Jul 30, Qnimal Provenzano rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Laura Finfrock rated it liked it Jul 16, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Carole rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Tracy rated it really liked it Jul 06, Khadijah rated it really liked it Oct 10, Diana rated it liked it Oct 05, Becca rated it really liked it May 24, Lauren rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Kay rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Jkrahe rated it liked it Feb 14, Nancy Enz Lill rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Stephani Ray rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Charlotte Acfo rated it it was amazing Mar 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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