Factory Farms Belong in a Museum

By Dr. Mercola You may be aware that many of the world’s most fascinating creatures — from penguins and elephants to jaguars — are facing massive population declines, to the point that many are on the brink of extinction. What you may not be aware of, however, is that the bulk of beef, pork, chicken, eggs and dairy sold at most U.S. grocery stores, and found on the majority of U.S. dinner tables, is partially (and significantly) responsible. “Intensive farming causes immense harm to wildlife and is one of the biggest drivers of species extinction on the planet,” according to Stop the Machine, a global campaign aimed at relegating factory farms, or CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations), to museums.1 A key problem is that growing massive numbers of animals in a concentrated space means that natural grazing is virtually impossible. As such, the animals are fed an unnatural diet of genetically engineered (GE) grains. A whopping 35 percent of cereal and soy harvested globally


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