Beyond Factory Farming

Corporate Hog Barns and the Threat to Public Health, the Environment, and Rural Communities
October 1, 2003
379.74 KB197 pages

The restructuring of hog production in North America provides a rare clear view into the mechanisms and effects of corporate globalization. And the community-by-community fight to stop the incursion of corporate mega-barns and retain family farm hog production provides an example of effective and gritty local resistance to the most negative aspects of globalization.

Beyond Factory Farming looks at the changes that have resulted in the hog sector and the effects that these changes have had on our family farms, the food we eat, our conditions of work, our communities, and the relationship of governments to corporations and citizens. Through diverse perspectives, this book highlights, not just the Canadian hog sector, but structural forces at work reshaping communities and economies around the world.

Beyond Factory Farming places the fight to save the family farm and the fight for more sustainable and responsive local economies within the larger context of a global struggle to restore democracy and economic sanity in the face of runaway corporate power. It is a chronicle of what we have lost, a cautionary tale, and a message of hope for the future.

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