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Betting the Farm and the Future – Skoll World Forum

FAIRR’s Executive Director, Alan Briefel, writes on the Skoll World Forum about the four inconvenient truths of factory farming.

In the last 50 years we have radically changed the way we produce and process our meat, dairy products and eggs. Global meat production has quadrupled, and farming methods have shifted from traditional pasture-based systems to an industrial model of production. Over 70 percent of the world’s farm animals are now factory farmed —in the US it is closer to 99 percent. The industrialization of meat production is gathering pace as emerging economies harness these methods.

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