CAFO Hothouse Summary
Released on Earth Day 2010, the CAFO Hothouse policy paper addresses the hot topic of global warming by explaining how industrial animal agriculture has a huge impact on the environment, and why government policies have failed to protect animals, consumers and the planet. It documents the greenhouse gas emissions associated with intensive livestock farming, and traces lax regulation of agribusiness all the way back to the Nixon administration. Written by David N. Cassuto, a professor at Pace School of Law and the director of the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment, this paper provides specific and often overlooked evidence supporting the need to crack down on pollution generated by factory farming. It is an essential part of any discussion related to global climate change.
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