United Nations says that Factory Farming Sucks

Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food has written an amazing article about global hunger / obesity / food policy in today’s Toronto Star.

In the article, he highlights the connections between:

  • Factory farming,
  • Political influence & lobby groups,
  • Obesity,
  • Under-nutrition / starvation,
  • Small scale farming,
  • Junk food advertising aimed at our children,
  • And the rise of global chronic disease

obese world United Nations says that Factory Farming Sucks

It’s a great read…and one that should be spread all around the internet.

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Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, a social media nerd and a student of nutrition and exercise science. Since 2008, Doug has brought his real-world experience online via his health & fitness blog, Health Habits.

2 Comments

  1. RobertaRobinson

    May 3, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I do believe it sucks. my friend who was into farming both chickens, sheep, veggies etc on her big property before she died of cancer (which she had at one time before) said she visited a polyfarm, he had crops mix within crops, trees for fruits, nuts, animals etc, it was a mixture and it used all available space both horizontal and verticle and I believe he didnt use alot of chemicals but natural fertilizer from his animals. the way they do it now is wasterful and damaging. monoculture is a waste. but the poor farmer is forced to do so by economics and government interference.
     
    rose

  2. RobertaRobinson

    May 3, 2012 at 7:05 am

    @ absolutely,