Community Health Impacts of Factory Farms – Steve Wing

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In just the past century, livestock production has shifted from pasture based farms to factory operations. This overcrowding of livestock for meat production isn’t just inhumane for the animals, but also pollutes the air and water for people living nearby. Steve Wing talks about the impact of factory farms on the environment and the people.

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  • About Steve Wing

    Associate Professor The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Steve Wing received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is currently ...read more.

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  • A case control study of environmental and occupational exposures associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in patients admitted to a rural tertiary care hospital in a high density swine region, Leah Schinasi, Steve Wing, Kerri L. Augustino, Keith M. Ramsey, Delores L. Nobles, David B. Richardson, Lance B. Price, Maliha Aziz, Pia DM MacDonald and Jill R. Stewart, 2014: http://ehjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1476-069X-13-54

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Organization: Food and Water Watch

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Steve Wing received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is currently an associate professor. Recent work has focused on environmental injustice and health effects of ionizing radiation, industrial animal production, sewage sludge, and landfills. He has collaborated on health and exposure studies with communities and workers impacted by threats to environmental and occupational health.

Discussion Questions:

  • Why do you think factory farming exists?
  • How would our world change if we no longer had factory farming?
  • Do animals have the right to a certain quality of life? What would that look like? How would it change our current farming system?

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