factory farming

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factory farming

a farming system in which industrial procedures are utilized, e.g. animals in crates moving past a fixed feeding point at prearranged intervals, battery accommodation, debeaking, single animal accommodation with no physical contact between animals.
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bishops in "For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food," in which they wrote, "Catholic teaching about the stewardship of creation leads us to question certain farming practices, such as the operation of massive confined animal feeding operations.
Airborne antibiotic resistant and nonresistant bacteria and fungi recovered from two swine herd confined animal feeding operations.
This fact, together with the barbaric, inhumane treatment of these sentient beings, will always make me wonder why confined animal feeding operations even exist.
A multi-media approach to managing the nutrients associated with large scale confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is vital to solving the critical problem of eutrophication, where excessive nutrients in a body of water fuel the growth of algae, creating dense algae blooms that rob aquatic life of sunlight and dissolved oxygen.
Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are becoming a horrifically polluting hallmark of competitive agriculture.
In February 2000, Kentucky adopted emergency regulations to address the potential pollution problems of large-scale confined animal feeding operations in the state.
Organix is an organic residuals management company specializing in the management, production, utilization, marketing and sales of organic-based soil amendments - primarily those generated by confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and municipalities.
Air and water pollution from Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) is reduced to such low levels that high-density livestock operations can now be constructed on a scale large enough (50,000+ head) to efficiently integrate them with biofuel/ethanol production in a manner that is environmentally sustainable (Integrated Projects).