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What You Don't Know About Factory Farming

Often, I discuss the many benefits of making a conscious choice to eat wholesome organic foods, ideally grown in your region, that support your health and our environment. If you ever needed reasons to justify making that decision to optimize your diet with healthier foods, the Grace Factory Farm Project is a great place to start.

The site lifts the veil on the many health-harming practices factory farmers have used daily over the past two decades that have radically reshaped their businesses into confined animal feeding operations, emphasizing high volumes and profits with little regard for your health or safety.

Among the chilling practices at factory farms:

  • The mutilation of animals (removing the tails and teeth of pigs), all for the sake of a cheaper piece of meat that may harm you.
  • Raw manure stored in open lagoons.
  • Raising and confining animals in tight interior quarters with scant access to sunlight and fresh air.

There's so much pent-up demand for organic foods, big-box retailers like Wal-Mart are scrambling to meet it and other grocery chains are running out of them. Your best bet: Finding inexpensive, locally grown foods with the help of these great resources.

Grace Factory Farm Project