CAFO contradictions and test tube meat

Lawrence, Geoffrey (2013) CAFO contradictions and test tube meat. Columbia, MO, USA, International Rural Sociology Association.

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Author Lawrence, Geoffrey
Title CAFO contradictions and test tube meat
Place of publication Columbia, MO, USA
Publisher International Rural Sociology Association
Publication date 2013-10-24
Series President's Corner
Total pages 1 Review article
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – commonly referred to as CAFOs – have become an important, if not controversial, component of industrial farming throughout the world. CAFOs are often praised for the efficient way in which animals can be raised, slaughtered, and their protein delivered to a hungry world. But they also raise concerns about environmental pollution and, in particular, animal cruelty. What do we know about CAFOs? Are they the future of animal protein production, or will they be irrelevant in a world of test-tube meat?

There are literally tens of thousands of Concentrated (some prefer the term ‘Confined’) Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) spread throughout the world. Normally employed in the raising of chickens, laying hens, turkeys, cattle and pigs, CAFOs are viewed by agribusiness as simply the next step in the creation of a more dynamic and productive way of delivering animal protein to a growing human population...
Keyword Concentrated animal feeding operations
Test tube meat
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Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2014, 15:59:39 EST by Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrence on behalf of School of Social Science