CAFOs vs. Free Range

Change the system, not the climate

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Climate-Friendly Food and Farming: Why We Need Labels on Factory-Farmed Food By Ronnie Cummins

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Demand Labels on Factory Farmed Meat

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Agriculture and Climate Organic Transitions

As a citizen concerned about the health, environmental, ethical, and socio-economic hazards of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and industrial-scale factory farms or CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations), you feel strongly that consumers have an inalienable right to know whether the food we are purchasing likely contains GM ingredients or comes from animals confined in CAFOs. Consumers are demanding clear labeling, join them today!

The Good News on Organics and Climate Change

The heretofore unpublicized "good news" on climate change, according to the Rodale Institute and other soil scientists, is that transitioning from chemical, water, and energy-intensive industrial agriculture practices to organic farming and ranching on the world's 3.5 billion acres of farmland and 8.2 billion acres of pasture or rangeland can sequester up to 7,000 pounds per acre of climate-destabilizing CO2 every year, while nurturing healthy soils, plants, grasses, trees and animals that are resistant to drought, heavy rain, pests, and disease. And as we have noted, organic farms and ranches provide us with food that is much more nutritious than industrial farms and ranches-food filled with vitamins, anti-oxidants, and essential trace minerals, free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), pesticides, antibiotics, and sewage sludge.

Books
CompostOCA Director Ronnie Cummins' Essential Reads on Agriculture and Climate Change
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Humane Society Author author David Kirby describes the health and environmental problems caused by concentrated animal feeding operations.

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A Conversation with Anna Lappe on climate change, industrial agriculture, and conversion to a climate-friendly food system. Read her book Diet for a Hot Planet.