8 anti-food companies that don't deserve your money
As the old saying goes, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Farming is voted one of the world’s most dangerous jobs, and through the long hours and hard work, farmers deserve 100 percent of our respect. Unfortunately, certain food companies will stop at nothing to sell their products even if it means lying or misleading consumers while throwing the hard-working farmers of our country under the bus. Read on for more.
University professor: Avoiding GMOs is just immoral
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has written a great column for the Washington Post about how people who ignore the science behind GMOs are not just making a bad decision, but are immoral. As he writes, "Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign against modern agricultural technology, most specifically the use of molecular techniques to create crops." Read more here.
Report: Land near CAFOs worth more
This is a story you will not hear many places, but a study of Wisconsin land sales found farmland in some counties is worth more if it's closer to a CAFO. The analysis came out of a larger project to combine statewide data on land use, land sales and soil survey data, said Simon Jette-Nantel, farm management specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Because CAFOs need large areas of land to grow crops and minimize the carbon footprint by spreading natural nutrients, Jette-Nantel predicted there would be a relation between farmland value and its proximity to a CAFO. Which is exactly what an analysis of farmland sales from the first six months of 2017 in Barron and Marathon counties found. Read more here.
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The opponents of modern agriculture range from the misguided environmentalists who rely on slogans rather than science to the increasingly militant animal rights organizations willing to bend (or, sometimes, break) laws to fulfill their radical agendas. CAFOS Watching CAFO Watchers exists to hold them accountable for their actions. No matter how loud they scream and yell, we still believe there are two sides (or more) to every story. If you want more updates, more often please click here to get our Facebook page updates. Help us stand up for the truth.