Friday, September 9, 2011

Is there a factory farm near you?

I came across this map yesterday, which quite shows all the factory 'farms' and meat processing plants  across America. You can zoom into your state and county and see exactly what is being farmed near your home, as well as statistics showing the rate of growth in animal production over the period between 1997 and 2007 (numbers gathered from census information). The brainchild of the Food and Water Watch, the site also gives some great information on how livestock farming impacts not only animal welfare, but our health, the environment and the community. Well worth a look.

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