Saturday, February 19, 2011

CAFO: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

70% of all antibiotics used in this country R given 2 animals in CAFOs. This is how we get 95% of our meat. #yyc

A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) is an animal feeding facility that confines animals for more than 45 days in an area that does not produce vegetation during the growing season. The term "CAFO" was first coined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to describe facilities that have a potential pollution profile.