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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These days, TV chefs don't just cook on television, many of them also highlight issues related to their craft and, in the case of Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, have gone to great lengths to campaign on issues including school dinners and the conditions found in battery chicken farms.
Banking today is in the state the food sector was a generation ago when people were ignorant about battery chickens, childhood obesity and farmers in developing countries.
I'll stick to teaching people to cook because I certainly don't like the way battery chickens are reared.
VERDICT: "The Government is supporting EU moves to phase out battery chickens but that will take 12 years.
But where farmers have opted not to replace their cages (or not to put battery chickens, which are normally slaughtered after a year of laying, through the stress of moving to new cages) the BHWT has been on hand to collect and re-home the remaining hens.
RESIDENTS at a Midland learning disability hospital are delighted after saving a flock of battery chickens from a fowl fate.
The public have largely stopped buying battery chickens but continue to buy game under the misguided notion that it is "wild" or "natural".
The show - which follows his campaigns on school dinners and battery chickens - is part of Channel 4's Great British Food Fight season.
Last seen shedding manly tears over battery chickens, Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall likes his food fresh and he doesn't care who knows it.
Demand for flee range had been especially strong on the back of Jamie Oliver's programme on battery chickens, it added.
Delia said: "I'll stick to teaching people to cook because I certainly don't like the way battery chickens are reared .