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Should Factory-Farmed Foods Be Labeled?

Food Labeling

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  • Our modern energy-, chemical- and GMO-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming. Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in global climate change
  • CAFOs contribute directly to global warming by releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere - more than the entire global transportation industry
  • Indirectly, factory farms contribute to climate disruption by their impact on deforestation and draining of wetlands, and because of the nitrous oxide emissions from huge amounts of pesticides used to grow the genetically engineered corn and soy fed to animals raised in CAFOs
  • In 2013, a new alliance of organic and natural health consumers, animal welfare advocates, anti-GMO and climate-change activists will tackle the next big food labeling battle: meat, eggs and dairy products from animals raised on factory farms, or CAFOs

By Ronnie Cummins

A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming.


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