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Why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet

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Philip Lymbery, head of Compassion in World Farming and the author of two books on the destructive impact of industrial agriculture. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

It’s time the world woke up to the real impact of modern, industrial farming, says Philip Lymbery, author of Farmageddon and the Deadzone

October 4, 2017 — The world desperately needs joined-up action on industrial farming if it is to avoid catastrophic impacts on life on earth, according to the head of one of the world’s most highly regarded animal campaign groups. Continue reading Why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet

Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns

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Asian food companies have rapidly expanded their meat production in response to growing populations. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Growth of intensive units has potential to increase antibiotic resistance and could result in spread of bird flu beyond region

August 14, 2017 — The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world. Continue reading Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns