More animals

Against the Enviropig.

The aspect of the project that bothers me is the claim that it will allow CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) to increase the numbers of pigs they are raising.

Project leader John Phillips told Reuters that with their reduced phosphorous poop, hog farms could raise 50 per cent more animals and still meet environmental rules.

Where will all the extra feed come from? Since we export most of our pork, will we get the environmental impacts while the U.S. customers get the meat?

I think the Enviropig is just a technofix – a solution added on to a problem, rather than preventing the problem from arising in the first place.


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