[Marxism] Factory Farms Pollute the Environment and Poison Drinking Water

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jan 30 06:21:05 MST 2019

This article points out that most pig shit from factory farms is 
recycled as fertilizer. Does this mean that capitalism can resolve the 
metabolic rift? Not so fast. It turns out that factory farms rely 
heavily on chemicals that remain in the excrement. Additionally, CAFOs 
(concentrated animal feeding operations) are inextricably linked to the 
massive production of grain the pigs require, which in turn rely on 
industrial monoculture.

A vicious cycle.


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