By David Kirby
Swine flu. fowl flu. huge fish kills. Concentrations of melanoma and different illnesses. recollects of infected meats, culmination, and vegetables.
Recent public overall healthiness crises bring up pressing questions on how our animal-derived nutrients is raised and taken to marketplace. In Animal Factory, bestselling investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the strong enterprise and political pursuits in the back of large-scale manufacturing unit farms, and tracks the far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, and water supply—and our meals itself.
In this completely researched ebook, Kirby follows 3 humans from small cities throughout the United States whose lives are completely replaced by means of great neighboring animal farms. those farms confine hundreds of thousands of pigs, dairy livestock, and bird in small areas, usually less than frightening stipulations, and generate huge, immense volumes of organic waste in addition to different pollution. Weaving technology, politics, monstrous enterprise, and way of life, Kirby accompanies those citizens-turned-activists as they try to maintain their houses and groups.
Animal Factory is a vital e-book approximately our American foodstuff procedure long past extraordinarily wrong—and the folks who're combating to revive sustainable farming practices and secure typical resources.
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