CAFO


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concentrated animal feeding operations

, confined animal feeding operations,

CAFO

Industrial-scale livestock production in which a large number of chickens, cows, pigs, or other animals are confined in a local area for food production. CAFOs produce a variety of by-products that may impact environmental health, including large quantities of manure and associated gases, which affect air, soil, and water quality. They provide potential breeding grounds for diseases that may spread from animals to humans. Antibiotics used in these operations have been linked to the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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These results indicate that producers applying litter to fields cropped for corn silage will be severely impacted by the P loss assessments mandated by the CAFO rule if it goes into affect.
Finally, the industry argues that CAFO pollution already is regulated under other federal regulations and environmental laws, such as the Clean Water Act.
Previous studies have used the hedonic pricing method (HPM) to approach the impact of CAFOs on property values (Abeles-Allison and Connor 1990; Taff et al.
The logistics of managing CAFO waste are formidable.
First, a plaintiff could establish that the pathogen that infected him or her had the same biological identity found in the animals at the specific CAFO that raised the contaminated meat the plaintiff ate.
In 2007, the total number of animals concentrated on CAFOs in the United States grew to over twenty-eight million.
It's because Cargill and Big Food have monopolized the market by brainwashing the public into believing that cheap CAFO meat is okay, while controlling nearly all of the meat-processing plants in the country.
Now sitting just upstream from the Buffalo is a feces-generating concentrated animal feeding operation, known as a CAFO.
regulatory definition of a CAFO, embodies the dominant approach to
30) A later Iowa study (31) finds extensive literature documenting acute and chronic respiratory disease and dysfunction among CAFO workers from exposures to complex mixtures of particulates, gases, and vapors; it concludes that CAFO air emissions may constitute a public health hazard.
The two groups are asking a Minnesota federal court to bar EPA from releasing further information about livestock farms that are determined to meet the definition of a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO.
182) The regulation should be modified to define a bison CAFO as consisting of a very low number of bison.