Date yyyy/mm/ddDescription/Link
2019_11_08In the last months, prominent health organizations like the American Public Health Association and Johns Hopkins Hospital have been calling for a moratorium against CAFOs. They note the impact on the health of neighbors and workers, but also on the general public. Diseases like MRSA that do not respond to antibiotics are plaguing hospitals and so far there's no solution for the problem. CAFOZONE encourages you to get educated, starting with this press release from Johns Hopkins:
2019_10_16We have heard for years that there's a hog disease pandemic in Asia, but it's been hard to get facts. This article includes quotes from Pipestones Scott Dee, and it opens as many questions as it answers. Why, for example, are hog raisers in the U.S. feeding organic soy from China rather than soybeans raised in the U.S.? Are they concerned about feeding GMO soybeans to their hogs? Consider, dear reader, that GMO soybeans are going into lots of our foods, including meat substitutes like the Impossible Burger. It's a puzzle, no?
2019_08_07https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/new-cafo-law-divides-farmers-over-future-of-agriculture-environment/article_100544e2-b55a-11e9-896c-e384d1d22d9c.htm
2019_08_04Finally, our issue is getting some traction. The New York Times is paying attention! What did it take to rattle their cage? It took an outbreak of a new variant of salmonella, CDC and USDA ignorance of how to handle the situation and the Pork Producers' power at keeping inspectors out to determine the source of the infection. Stuff we neighbors have known about and worried about but the media has ignored.
2019_06_13After putting thousands of small farmers out of business, the hog industry fights to keep their CAFOs going, even when it's clearly in the public good to shut them down, or, better, not build them at all. But the following example proves that (at least once) reason can prevail. If it's backed with a lot of public and private money. It will cost taxpayers and donors $6.2 million to shut down the behemoth by the Arkansas River, but the ending is on its way. At CAFOZONE, we're celebrating!
2019_06_07And how will the drug manufacturers handle the new swine diseases that are often resistant to important antibiotics? Here's an article about how Big Pharma manufacturers are pushing higher daily doses of a cocktail of antibiotics to CAFO pigs with a PIG ZERO campaign. Never mind the effect on water, air, human health or the future! Just keep building those CAFOs and ignoring the consequences!
2017/04/07 Articles connecting the dots between CAFOs and poor human health keep coming our way. One thread, around since Oprah said, 'I'll never eat a hamburger again" twenty years ago is re-surfacing with new research on brain health. Prions--bits of protein that imitate and replace healthy brain cells--are discovered in unhealthy brains AND in cattle that make beef for, yes, hamburgers. When will policy catch up with research? CAFOZONE has no answer for that question.