Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, by David Kirby

By David Kirby

Swine flu. fowl flu. vast fish kills. Concentrations of melanoma and different ailments. recollects of infected meats, end result, and vegetables.

Recent public future health crises increase pressing questions on how our animal-derived nutrition is raised and taken to industry. In Animal Factory, bestselling investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the strong company and political pursuits at the back of large-scale manufacturing unit farms, and tracks the far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, and water supply—and our foodstuff itself.

In this completely researched ebook, Kirby follows 3 humans from small cities throughout the US whose lives are totally replaced via enormous neighboring animal farms. those farms confine hundreds of thousands of pigs, dairy livestock, and fowl in small areas, frequently lower than scary stipulations, and generate huge, immense volumes of organic waste in addition to different pollutants. Weaving technological know-how, politics, mammoth enterprise, and lifestyle, Kirby accompanies those citizens-turned-activists as they try to maintain their houses and groups.  

Animal Factory is a crucial booklet approximately our American foodstuff approach long gone extraordinarily wrong—and the folk who're scuffling with to revive sustainable farming practices and secure ordinary resources. 

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