Ultimately whether for raising cows chickens pigs or

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Unformatted text preview: your cow, that's just 18 months. So goes the modern factory farm, a practically mandatory model of protein production given the amount of subsidies and tax incentives provided by the Federal Government. Also known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, these systems are designed to turn inputs into outputs into profits in as little time and space as possible. Here, tens of thousands of animals are held in extremely close quarters, literally wading through their own filth, and fed an amalgamation of carbohydrates, protein, and fat that wreaks havoc on their digestive systems, making them incubators of disease. The proximity to...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course WRTG 1150 taught by Professor Jones,bris during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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