Factory farming

Animal factories
Producing animal protein emphasizing greatest productivity per unit of building space and of food costs, and maximum immediate profit through intensive confinement, environment controls, and high technical inputs.
Farming was once man's most unpredictable occupation. A bewildering array of catastrophes could strike. Within the past thirty years, the technological inputs towards greater overall productivity has transformed agriculture. Large farmers have become as routinized and mechanized as manufacturing plants. These large commercial operations are known as factory farms. Farms of this sort supply over 75% of foods sold in the USA, and continental Europe is starting to catch up.
Animal factories require vertical links for marketing plus guaranteed sources of input. Risk of widespread disease or other breakdown must be counterbalanced with a large enough capital base to absorb losses.
1. Most productive method of animal protein production. 2. The world needs more food. 3. It is profitable.
Counter Claim:
1. Inhuman treatment of animals degrades humanity. 2. Animals raised in this fashion are a potential health risk. 3. The world would feed more people by using the plants directly, rather than converting them to animal protein.
Farming animals
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 15: Life on Land