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Old 11-16-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default 3 Lies Big Food Wants You to Believe and the Truth Behind Factory-'Farmed' Meat

3 Lies Big Food Wants You to Believe and the Truth Behind Factory-'Farmed' Meat
Most of the meat Americans consume is from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, which are horrific for animals and terrible for our health and our communities.
October 21, 2010

3 Lies Big Food Wants You to Believe and the Truth Behind Factory-'Farmed' Meat | | AlterNet
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Lie #1: Industrial Food Is Cheap

The retail prices of industrial meat, dairy, and egg products omit immense impacts on human health, the environment, and other shared public assets. These costs, known among economists as "externalities," include massive waste emissions with the potential to heat up the atmosphere, foul fisheries, pollute drinking water, spread disease, contaminate soils, and damage recreational areas. Citizens ultimately foot the bill with hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, medical expenses, insurance premiums, declining property values, and mounting cleanup costs...
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