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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
factory farming(FAK-tuh-ree FAHR-ming)
noun: An industrialized system of producing meat, eggs, and milk in large-scale facilities where the animal is treated as a machine.
[From the idea of operating a large-scale farm as an efficient factory.]
Some of the characteristics of a factory farm include intensive crowding of animals, trimming of birds' beaks, cutting pigs' tails, force-feeding of ducks, injecting artificial growth hormones, restricting mobility, etc.
"'When you look at environmental problems in the US,' says [geophysicist
Gidon] Eshel, 'nearly all of them have their source in food production and
in particular meat production. And factory farming is 'optimal' only as
long as degrading waterways is free."
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare. -Sun Tzu, general (6th century BCE)