Family Farming of Factory Farming?
Andrew Nikiforuk ,
Tuesday, September 26, 2000 1:00 PM
Communities with small hog farms have economic growth rates 55% higher than communities with mega-hog operations. Studies show that meg-hog farms can depress the sale value of nearby homes and real estate by 10-40%. In Alberta, about 3 million pigs are produced annually, creating waste equivalent to more than 10 million people. Most of the sewage is untreated. Livestock is a major source of air, land and water pollution, including the deadly E.