We already have ethical options to replace factory farming TNA

Larry Brown, owner of Brown's Farm, which produces sustainable eggs for NestFresh, walks around the property in Gonzales, Texas, U.S., Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Farmers are betting they can profit more from specialty eggs by adding another layer of premiumization: eggs from a special type of sustainable farm that can be touted as being better for the planet.  Photographer: Mary Kang/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Mary Kang/Bloomberg via Getty Images

THE industrialized food system is approaching a crossroads. While it undoubtedly produces more than enough food, it comes up against ethical and environmental limits. The system, especially factory farming, causes great damage to the environment, biodiversity, water resources and animal welfare. It’s also ultimately self-destructive because the soils can’t support it any longer – by some estimates we’ve just 60 harvests remaining.

But environmental and ethical concerns sometimes come into conflict. As influential philosopher Peter Singer points out in our article “Peter Singer on Animal Rights, Octopus Farms and Why AI is Speciesist”, …

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