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PostSubject: CAFO's Where Is a Neutral Task Force to Help Find Real Solutions?   Thu May 13, 2010 6:53 am

It has always been my position on the CAFO issue that there is a small group of people that lack evidence that a CAFO creates rural development. The vast majority of evidence and studies find that CAFO's are generally developmental nightmares.

On this site I have encouraged those who disagree to provide evidence from someone, not puffing, showing there has been economic development creating permanent good paying jobs.

Unlike the opposition I have been open to CAFO's as long as they are good neighbors. However it is the job of the people to find solutions on what a good neighbor does or is?

Unfortunately thos who favor CAFO's do not deny that they believe that the family farmer is extinct or should be extinct. They attack solid scientific studies but do not attempt to resolve the conflict.

Those who favor CAFO's apparently have no solutions except ridicule the opposition. Grant County should have better leadership. This county can do better than a task force that pretends to be neutral.
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PostSubject: Re: CAFO's Where Is a Neutral Task Force to Help Find Real Solutions?   Fri May 14, 2010 5:06 pm

I have my doubts that it is possible to be neutral on this issue. One could possibly strive to be fair, but once a person has studied this issue, or has been directly affected by it, they usually choose a side. And they come down hard on the side they choose.
Often a cafo owner, or director lives far away from their own cafo. Or if they start out on site, they leave as soon as they possibly can. That is telling.
The book "Animal Factory" is pretty good discussing the problems of a cafo, in spite of the author being biased against cafos, he provided insight about owners who see this as their last chance to farm. A 2010 book, the information provided is pretty up to date. At the time of publication the UN study was still being cited, which shows how fast things change in the cafo world.
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PostSubject: Animal Factory by David Kirby   Tue May 18, 2010 3:48 pm

Here is a link to a book review by the Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/23/book-review-animal-factory/print/

and also a link to an interview with David Kirby from Time Magazine
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1983981,00.html

This book is a MUST READ for anyone worried about the effects of Cafo's on
economy, water, air and land use.
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PostSubject: Re: CAFO's Where Is a Neutral Task Force to Help Find Real Solutions?   Tue May 18, 2010 11:07 pm

It should be a must read for anyone in public service.
Anyone who thinks that these places are good for economic development needs to do some serious rethinking.
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