Most food in the US is now produced on large-scale industrial crop and livestock operations. This section describes the environmental, socioeconomic and public health problems created by industrial agriculture, underscoring the importance of transitioning to a sustainable food future.
Industrial Livestock
  • Also known as factory farms, industrial livestock operations produce the majority of US meat, eggs and dairy products. Find out why they're awful.
Industrial Crops
  • Learn how industrial crop production degrades the environment and impairs human health.
Impacts of Industrial Ag
  • Find detailed information about the many harmful impacts of industrial agriculture.
  • Factory farms administer antibiotics to farm animals to promote growth and compensate for filthy conditions. Learn how this threatens public health.
  • Pesticides are used extensively by industrial crop producers. Find out how these toxins damage the environment and compromise human health.
Genetic Engineering
  • Learn what genetic engineering is, how the technology can be harmful and why GE foods should be labeled.