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A modern practice that has a negative impact on the environment that many take part in everyday without even knowing, is ‘factory farming’. ‘Factory farming’ is the practice of large-scale production of livestock or crops that are used to compensate for the exponentially growing population and the demand for ready-made meals at a low cost. This paper examines the reason for the transition from sustainable agriculture to factory farming, its environmental impacts, and what corporations are benefitting at the expense of the environment. Explanations are given to support the abolishment of such harmful and unethical practices like ‘factory farming’ in hopes of educating the public about the dangers of supporting the industry through buying their products.

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