This report from World Animal Protection and Tasting the Future argues that industrial livestock farming negatively affects human health through five main pathways: malnutrition and obesity; antibiotic resistant microbes; foodborne illnesses worsened by animals being reared in stressful conditions; illnesses from environmental contamination, such as zinc in animal excretions; and the physical and mental impacts of poor working conditions in slaughter, processing and packaging facilities. It also sets out proposed systemic shifts and recommendations for policymakers.
Read the full report, The hidden health impacts of industrial livestock systems: Transforming livestock systems for better human, animal and planetary health, here (PDF link). See also the TABLE explainer Focus: the difficult livestock issue.
29 Apr 2022
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