04/22/2011 01:36 pm ET | Updated Jun 22, 2011

Factory Farms: Is It Time to Put CAFO's Out to Pasture? (Video)

As Dan Imhoff explains in part 1 of this video -- editor of the new (coffee table size) book CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, a large body of illuminating essays, and full spread pages of (full-throttled) images depicting a litany of inhumane livestock conditions and their effects -- the toll of these CAFO operations upon local communities, public health, and the environment obliterates any supposed economic advantages of such a system. Only through large federal subsidies (in the Farm Bill), and by ignoring a range of hidden (or largely obscured) costs that are ultimately borne by the taxpayer and eater, can their existence be cost justified.

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