Environmental law Prof. David Cassuto, director of the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment, recently spoke to GOOD magazine about the major impact factory farming has on the environment.
“Every aspect of the environment is being impacted in a significant way by industrial agriculture,” Cassuto, a vegan himself, told the magazine.
He called factory farms “major polluters.” But “federal pollution laws only cover pollution from point sources,” he says. “Factory farms tend not to be defined as point sources, so the pollutants they put into the groundwater as well as that which runs into the surface water are significant and also, for the most part, unregulated.”
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