New PDF release: Empty Pastures: Confined Animals and the Transformation of

By Terence J. Centner

Over the earlier century American agriculture has shifted dramatically with small, advertisement farms discovering it more and more tricky to compete with large-scale (mostly indoor) animal feeding operations (AFOs). during this publication, Terence J. Centner investigates the environmental, social, fiscal, and political influence of the increase of the so-called manufacturing unit farm, exposing the ramifications of the modern development towards industrial-scale nutrition production.

 

Just as Rachel Carson's landmark Silent Spring used the disappearance of songbirds as a jumping-off aspect for a piece that raised public understanding of insecticides' devastating environmental influence, Empty Pastures sees the dwindling numbers of cattle within the American geographical region as a symptom of a broader transformation, one with critical effects for the agricultural panorama and its inhabitants--animal in addition to human.

 

After outlining the increase of the AFO, Centner examines the troubling effects of consolidation in animal farming and indicates a few treatments. the problems he tackles contain groundwater infection, the lack of biodiversity, animal welfare, focused odors and different nuisances, soil erosion, and the commercial results of the disappearance of the small kinfolk farm.

 

Inspired through principally deserted conventional practices instead of an intensive and unrealistic imaginative and prescient of a go back to an idealized prior, Centner proposes a sequence of pragmatic reforms for regulating manufacturing facility farms to halt ecological degradation and revitalize rural communities.

 

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