The Tragedy of Industrial Animal FactoriesEdited by Daniel Imhoff with contributing author Anna Blythe Lappé Buy Now
The CAFO Reader is a collection of essays by over 30 of today's leading thinkers on one of the most important environmental and ethical issues of our time: the rise of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, where increasing amounts of the world's meat, dairy, eggs, fish, and seafood are produced. These essays analyze and vividly depict the devastating impacts and current conditions in and around factory farms. The collection also provides a compelling vision of "putting the CAFO out to pasture," in which food systems become more healthy, humane, and sustainable. The CAFO Reader will quickly become an invaluable educational resource in the battle to reform the tragic state of industrial livestock production. It will also inform and influence the growing public movement of activists, farmers, policy makers, and consumers who are aiming to make our food healthier for ourselves and the planet.
Gives a full picture of the environmental, social, and ethical implications of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations."
Foreword by Douglas R. Tompkins
Introduction by Daniel Imhoff
The Pathological Mind set of the CAFO
Myths of the CAFO
Inside the CAFO
The Loss of Diversity
Hidden Costs of CAFOs
Putting the CAFO Out to Pasture
Know Where Your Food Comes From
What You Can Do
What Policy Makers Can Do
A Glossary of CAFO Terms and Euphemisms