Increase in Farm Animals Poses Many Risks

Check out this article in Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily newspaper, which features our new research on rising farm animal populations and the increase in factory farms, or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

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Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, are the most rapidly growing system of farm animal production. Although CAFOs originated in Europe and North America, they are becoming increasingly prevalent in developing regions like East and Southeast Asia, where environmental, animal-welfare, public health, and labor standards are often not as well-established as in industrialized regions. To prevent serious human and environmental costs, policymakers will need to strengthen production regulations around the world.

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