Similar "advancements" have been made in the way we produce beef, pork, milk, eggs, corn, soybeans, canola, and wheat. We wanted more food, produced bigger and faster, selected for the qualities we prize most, and offered to us at a fraction of what it costs to create. But it is becoming increasingly apparent that we as consumers suffer because the overwhelming majority of foods provided by this system are not health-sustaining.
All kind of complaints have been leveled against industrial farms and agriculture because of the health hazards they pose, their unethical and inhumane treatment of workers and animals, and the endless amount of waste these productions create. The chemicals used to aid the growing process, the synthetic hormones and antibiotics administered to farm animals, the preservatives used to allow foods to be stored and shipped for long stretches, the contaminated water from farm runoff of animal waste, and the tons of fuel to ship the food from farm to supermarket -- these are but a few of the problems with the current arrangement.
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