CAFOs: Plaguing North Carolina Communities of Color

16 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2018

Date Written: October 30, 2017


Grocery shopping has become a foraging expedition through a market of lies. The coolers are stocked with milk cartons boasting pastoral scenes of cows grazing on verdant hills. Egg cartons are stamped “all-natural.” Sausage is neatly packaged in a tube and emblazoned with a red barn. But the origins of most meat and dairy products are far divorced from these depictions of traditional farming. In stark contrast, animal products are overwhelmingly produced in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), otherwise known as “factory farms.”

Keywords: CAFOS, Factory Farms, Animal Welfare

Suggested Citation

Ball-Blakely, Christine, CAFOs: Plaguing North Carolina Communities of Color (October 30, 2017). Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2017. Available at SSRN:

Christine Ball-Blakely (Contact Author)

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