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Factory Farms Breed Dangerous Food

Consumers Can Say No to Factory Farms
Know where your meat comes from. Refer to the Eat Well Guide to find a farm, store or restaurant near you that offers sustainably-raised meat and dairy products.

Or buy your meat directly from a farmer at a farmers market. Talking with the farmers at a farmers market in person will give you the chance to ask them about the conditions on their farm. You can find farmers markets in your area, and learn what questions to ask a farmer.

Organic meat is also a good choice, since the organic label means that the product has met standards about how the meat was produced.

For more information, visit  Food & Water Watch.

Food & Water Watch is an organization dedicated to the belief that the public should be able to count on our government to oversee and protect the quality and safety of food and water. For more information, go to www.foodandwaterwatch.org.

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5:42PM PDT on Aug 22, 2010

Please read the latest on the recent egg recall here--
http://www.care2.com/news/member/733554032/2061516

11:50AM PDT on Jul 14, 2010

This is sad. For those who occasionally eat meat locally grown seems safest. thanks.

3:17AM PST on Feb 10, 2010

The overall danger seems to be that industrial livestock husbandry for meat production is indicated as a decisive factor in the evolution and spread of disease as well as in the doubtful fitness for consumption of the meat produced.

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4:32PM PST on Jan 28, 2010

scary when they start talking about all the diseases that comes from stuff.

9:57PM PDT on Sep 5, 2009

More good reasons to buy meat from small, local farms that practice methods of animal husbandry that have been used for thousands of years...

5:59PM PDT on Aug 25, 2009

This is just another reason not to use animals as commodities, as food, along with cruelty reasons - you can't use a sentient being as a cheap commodity and expect no deleterious effects

6:20AM PDT on Aug 25, 2009

It's important that if you are buying meat from local farmers that you talk with them about their practices and if possible, visit the farm. I've started doing that in my community and it's been very informative and fun developing relationships with local farmers. I also buy flour from a local farmer/miller to avoid pesticides and additives in my flour and oatmeal. I believe that voting with our pocket books and taking our dollars away from the factory farms will have the biggest impact on changing the deplorable conditions on American factory farms. http://www.greenat50.com

11:18PM PDT on Aug 24, 2009

This article was very informative. I'm so sad to hear the treatment of these poor animals. It brought tears to my house. I can't believe we have such deplorable and unhealthy practices in the US. We need to bring attention to people we know so they stop supporting factory raised food.

3:30PM PDT on Aug 24, 2009

I'd have to agree with Randolph D., though it sounds radical. Based on the actions of the FDA, I have come to the conclusion that they are not here to protect us, but to keep us just beyond arms length to the industries and big businesses that continue to poison us. It is clear they make the decisions continuously to benefit big agri-business over the health of citizens. Look to Europe, Japan, and a few other more completely civilized nations for food answers.....not the USA.

1:59PM PDT on Aug 24, 2009

It breaks my heart to know how animals live in these hell holes. that's why I went vegan 3 years ago.

Not on the list above are bovine immunodeficiency virus (BIV), the equivalent of the AIDS virus in cows, which can infect human cells. There's also bovine leukemia. As far as I know 9 out of 10 herds are infected with one of the other or both.

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