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Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment

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Swine flu. Bird flu. Unusual concentrations of cancer and other diseases. Massive fish kills from flesh-eating parasites. Recalls of meats, vegetables, and fruits because of deadly E-coli bacterial contamination.

Recent public health crises raise urgent questions about how our animal-derived food is raised and brought to market. In Animal Factory, bestselling investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms, and tracks the far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, water, and food.

In this thoroughly researched book, Kirby follows three families and communities whose lives are utterly changed by immense neighboring animal farms. These farms (known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs), confine thousands of pigs, dairy cattle, and poultry in small spaces, often under horrifying conditions, and generate enormous volumes of fecal and biological waste as well as other toxins. Weaving science, politics, law, big business, and everyday life, Kirby accompanies these families in their struggles against animal factories. A North Carolina fisherman takes on pig farms upstream to preserve his river, his family's life, and his home. A mother in a small Illinois town pushes back against an outsized dairy farm and its devastating impact. And a Washington State grandmother becomes an unlikely activist when her home is invaded by foul odors and her water supply is compromised by runoff from leaking lagoons of cattle waste.

Animal Factory is an important book about our American food system gone terribly wrong---and the people who are fighting to restore sustainable farming practices and save our limited natural resources.

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The author of the best-selling Evidence of Harm presents a dramatic expos

About the Author

DAVID KIRBYis the author of Evidence of Harm, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429958097
Subtitle:
The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Kirby, David
Author:
David Kirby
Subject:
Nature : Animals
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Factory farms - Environmental aspects
Subject:
Factory farms - Health aspects
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Audio Books-Environmental Studies
Subject:
Audio Books-Sociology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Animal Rights
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Food and Famine
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation
Subject:
Protection
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100302
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
492
Dimensions:
9.250 x 6.125 x 1.313 in

Related Subjects

Business » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Agriculture and Food
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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