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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In August 2017, after holding a hearing, the AHC ruled that the department met its burden of proof to establish that a CAFO permit was issued to Trenton Farms in line with current law and regulations.
This study sought to describe occupational injuries and health problems among a small cohort of Latino immigrant swine CAFO workers.
In 2007, the total number of animals concentrated on CAFOs in the United States grew to over twenty-eight million.
Beyond boycotting CAFO products, if consumers care about their health and the health of the planet, we need to reduce our consumption of sustainable grass-fed animal products to approximately three or four ounces a day (not nine ounces a day, the current average).
regulatory definition of a CAFO, embodies the dominant approach to
(34) A 1996 study by Padgett and Johnson finds that homes within 0.5 mile of a CAFO decrease in value by 40%, and homes within 1.0 mile decrease in value by 30%, within 1.5 miles by 20%, and within 2.0 miles by 10%.
The two organizations filed a joint memorandum of law in support of their motion seeking summary judgment against EPA in a lawsuit that aims to prevent the agency from re-releasing the names, home addresses, global positioning system coordinates and personal contact information of CAFO operators and owners in 29 states and releasing such information in six other states in response to FOIA requests by environmental groups.
For example, the current regulations defining "concentrated animal feeding operations" (CAFOs) for purposes of the Clean Water Act do not state what number of bison is sufficient to earn a facility the designation of "CAFO." (181) This is noteworthy because CAFOs are subject to particular restrictions and pollution controls from which other agricultural operations are exempt.
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