Factory Farms

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Rep. Ro Khanna
"Mega meatpackers have extracted profits from farmers, workers, and consumers for too long."
Jon Queally, staff writer
A large coalition of residents and public interest groups lobbied the state legislature in Des Moines, Iowa to demand support for a moratorium on building new, and expanding existing, factory farms—also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The coalition of factory farm opponents also presented a petition to all 2020 presidential candidates calling on them to support the state moratorium as well as federal legislation to curtail factory farms.  (Photo: Citizens for Community Improvement A
"Any agricultural platform that does not adequately address the worsening...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
parched crop field with pesticide sign
Supporting the pledge commits candidates to prioritizing "the health of our...