A CAFO depends on food and water for the animals they raise from various sources. They will franchise the farmer with strict requirements for feeding vs. growth ratio for the over 6000 CAFO’s that support the large meat producers.. Meaning make them grow fast with the least amount of food (4-9 weeks). Oh, but the waste created is the responsibility of the franchisee. So the Perdue and Tyson leave the shit to the franchisee, local, state and federal communities, the residents near and downstream to feel the effect.
According to certain studies, the U.S. Taxpayer support the CAFO’s with over $7 billion worth of subsidies to clean up after them, and $4 billion more cleaning up the animal waste and emissions damages to our land, water and air. What this is really, is paying the CAFO and the Producer to pollute and continue to provide questionably unhealthily and poorly raised food source that can kill the human being. Oh, not quickly (in most cases), but look into the cancer expectancy for 2017. Per the top 5 of the 55 cancer areas below, do you think it has anything to do with what goes in our mouth?
|ESTIMATED NEW CASES||ESTIMATED DEATHS|
|Body Area||BOTH SEXES||MALE||FEMALE||BOTH SEXES||MALE||FEMALE|
|Lung & bronchus||222,500||116,990||105,510||155,870||84,590||71,280|
So we expect the Federal Government to subsidize (and the state in some cases). From roads, road repairs or reinforcements for large vehicles and of course the agricultural farmers for economic failures either by design, lack of resources or historical reliance on the fed support, mostly to support the Animal Agriculture. If the states allow these to exist and want to have the benefit of the employment they provide and the tax revenue, you would think they would also be economically concerned with their wellbeing of their constituent’s health as well. Not to just to subsidize the crops to keep the price down for the large and medium sized CAFO, with little to no subsidies on grass fed livestock.
We continue to struggle in many ways. From the daily decisions on finances, raising children, why our kids seem to eat so much as they grow up… anyway. I cannot see why our country continues to struggle and be distracted by the POTUS and the media, safe spaces, political correctness, Kardashians… when the very cities and states we live in allow us to be delivered the very sustenance that should keep us well and alive, but kills us slowly, and degrades our mental and physical abilities.
Maybe it’s me, but we should be outraged to our local governance enough for them to fear for their future in the leadership of the community. Just a few towns, villages, and small cities would be enough to make a difference.
Otherwise, We Pay. Still.