By failing to provide either interim guidelines or permanent regulations on odors - both of which should have been in place by now - the Commission has created a free ride for factory farms
, with no regulations at all.
Standard procedures on factory farms
are exempted from humane legislation.
19) Shifting American values such as efficiency and productivity as well as technological advances sparked the beginnings of modern factory farms
But unfortunately 95 percent of beef today still comes from factory farms
The full report, "Hazardous Pollution from Factory Farms
," is available at www.
For example, there is some indication that some infectious diseases that can cross over into human populations develop more readily in factory farm
As part of its tireless campaign to repeal, roll back and generally ignore settled environmental law, the Bush administration is proposing to drop the Environmental Protection Agency's two-decade-old requirements that factory farms
monitor and report their emissions of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide from animal manure.
Russian authorities pointed to feed as one of the main suspected sources of an H5N1 outbreak at a large-scale factory farm
in Kurgan province, where 460,000 birds were killed.
In January, the American Public Health Association called for a moratorium on new factory farms
, citing, among other problems, federal reports that link factory farm
emissions to human health problems.
Their research has also gathered evidence of increased toxins from algae blooms in nearby waterways, plus eye and respiratory irritations in people living near factory farms
, resembling symptoms suffered by plant workers.
The permits are not site specific, do not provide citizens with notice of a proposed factory farm
, and do not require monitoring.
Pat has run the RDA as part of her, and her late husband's, riding school at Factory Farm
, which closed in 2001.