The Dangers Of Industrial Farming

860 Words Aug 5th, 2015 4 Pages
The Dangers of Industrial Farming

People need to be educated about food quality because it effects the environment and their health. Consumers buy processed food on a daily basis not knowing the dangers of the food they eat, and they have allowed the industrial food chain to genetically modify many of the foods they consume today. Also, consumers have options to get healthy nutritional foods that are grown by local sustainable food chains. Meanwhile, people who are concerned about their health can improve their food choices by learning about how food is produced, so they are fully aware of the food choices they make. Industrial farming feeding practices and mistreatment of animals poses many health risks to consumers. Animals raised on industrial farms are confined in feedlots and neglected in these contaminated facilities. First, industrial farming animals have no access to sunlight, fresh air or open pasture. Often, they are densely packed in cattle pens filled with their own waste. Additionally, during long distance transports they are not given food, water or time to rest. As a result, agribusinesses deliver unhealthy and treacherous food to supermarkets that deceive the public into buying food that is not safe. For instance, because factory farms use antibiotics excessively to prevent disease in animals consumers become antibiotic resistant themselves, which is very dangerous when they are hospitalized. Then, the antibiotic overexposure common in consumers who…
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