credit: Diane Baldwin, Neuse Riverkeeper

Dumpster for carcasses from hog factory farm (credit: Diane Baldwin, Neuse Riverkeeper)

The following are among the many publications containing information on factory farm impacts on the environment and neighboring communities:

“Antibiotic Resistance, Gene Transfer, and Water Quality Patterns Observed in Waterways Near CAFO Farms and Wastewater Treatment Facilities.”
Bridgett M. West et al. 2010.

“CAFOs Uncovered: The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations.”
Union of Concerned Scientists. 2008.

“Cesspools of Shame: How Factory Farm Lagoons and Sprayfields Threaten Environmental and Public Health.”
Natural Resources Defense Council and Clean Water Network. 2001.

“Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: EPA Needs More Information and a Clearly Defined Strategy to Protect Air and Water Quality from Pollutants of Concern.”
United States Government Accountability Office. 2008.

“Concentrating on Clean Water: The Challenge of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.”
Carol J. Hodne. 2005.

“Detecting and Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Fecal Pathogens Originating from Confined Animal Feeding Operations: Review.”
United States Environmental Protection Agency. 2005.

“Factory Farms – Are They the Best Way to Feed the Nation?”
CQ Researcher. 2007.

“Illinois’ Failure to Regulate Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Accordance with the Federal Clean Water Act.”
Danielle Diamond. 2006.

“Livestock Agriculture: Increased EPA Oversight Will Improve Environmental Program for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.”
United States General Accounting Office. 2003.

“Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America.”
The Pew Commission. 2008.

“Understanding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Their Impact on Communities.”
National Association of Local Boards of Health. 2010.

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