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Environmental problems caused by factory farms

An international team of environmental scientists warned last week that modern livestock operations, most commonly known as factory farms, are contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant germs, likely hastening the spread of avian flu to humans, contaminating water supplies with pathogens and chemicals, and polluting the air with foul-smelling compounds that cause respiratory problems.

According to scientists, "Generally accepted livestock waste management practices do not adequately or effectively protect water resources from contamination with excessive nutrients, microbial pathogens and pharmaceuticals present in the waste."

To read the full article please visit http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-livestock17nov17,1,3670425.story?coll=la-news-a_section&ctrack=1&cset=true 

Depletion of natural resources; contamination of water, soil and air; increased rate of some chronic diseases; and animal exploitation are consequences of our poor stewardship of God’s creation. Our free will can lead to a life of harmony and abundance with all creatures or can bring misery to us, the environment and God’s animals.

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