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OGM : de quoi s’agit-il? Peuvent-ils être consommés en toute sécurité? Qu’est-ce que l’agriculture biologique? Comment les animaux comme les poulets ou les bovins sont-ils élevés?

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The Myth of Factory Farms

The Myth of Factory Farms

The term “factory farm” is not used by farmers or anyone in the agriculture industry. Big doesn’t mean bad. The reality is fewer people want to farm and we have a growing population that relies on farmers to produce their food.

What about farms that raise hundreds or thousands of animals?

These farms are referred to as “intensive livestock operations” and they focus on raising, feeding and/or breeding a large number of animals in a defined space. Chickens, pigs and beef cattle are examples of animals that may be raised this way. Whether big or small, farmers care about their animals and the environment we live in. That’s why they follow codes of practice for animal care and follow laws related to human treatment of animals.

Why can’t I visit a pig or chicken barn?

Farmers don’t have anything to hide; they just don’t want their animals to get sick. Many intensive livestock operations have biosecurity measures in place to keep animals healthy and prevent the spread of disease.

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  • "Cleaning Stalls", Page 1 – Lydia Schouten
  • "Cattle eating from feedlot bunk", Page 2 – Canada Beef 
  • Family in chicken barn, Page 2 – Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
  • "Broiler chickens are raised for meat in free-run barns.", Page 2 – Chicken Farmers of Canada

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