In small-town Indiana, there exists an activist who spends her days and evenings advocating for local farmers, educating people about their rights and patrolling for abuses of laws by industrial farms. 1,806 more words
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There are plenty of reasons to boycott factory farms, including the top two: your health and animal welfare. But the big-picture reason is this. The only way to feed the world and restore climate stability is to restore efficiency to our food system. 169 more words
Reductio ad absurdum, or argument to absurdity is the platform on which many activist groups effectively market their message. For example, This manufacturing company discharged a toxic substance in the groundwater, therefore, all manufacturing companies are “big polluters,” so help our cause to close all manufacturing plants. 347 more words
Federal laws establish minimum standards for the regulation of any activity that causes air pollution or water pollution. However, through aggressive lobbying by the promoters of CAFOs, federal laws for the environmental oversight of CAFOs are extremely weak. 356 more words
After several months of brainstorming names and daydreaming about post topics, I’m finally ready to sit down and type.
I will take this opportunity to introduce myself, because this is a personal blog, and it will be important for you during future posts to understand my perspective. 691 more words