Ethics of Factory Farms

Purposeful Dairy Practices Draw Public Criticism

By Katerina Athanasiou

From Food, Inc. to Michael Pollan’s novels, in recent years, the public at large has criticized agriculture. Often, the public portrays farmers as villains. Busy farmers frequently remain unheard in the media. Recently, ABC ran a special with the headline, “Got Milk? Got Ethics? Animal Rights v. U.S. Dairy Industry.”

...Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are farms that raise animals in confined area while adhering to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) criteria. Consequently, they carry a negative connotation.

Read more at The Cornell Daily Sun.

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