Globalization of Factory Farming

Globalization of Factory Farming

In recent decades, traditional agriculture has been replaced by industrial farming (already commonplace in the U.S.). Animal farming is no exception: with increasing intensification of livestock production and expansion of feed-crop monocultures. The widespread adoption of this model has meant loss of biodiversity, environmental pollution, public-health challenges, deteriorating animal welfare, and increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Brighter Green has documented this phenomenon in a series of comprehensive policy papers based on original research that also recommend sensible policy changes. We have also created briefs containing data assembled from a range of sources, and a number of short videos. Available in several languages, these materials are being used by government policy-makers, civil society organizations, academics, advocates, the media and others to address the many serious policy concerns raised by the rapid expansion of factory farming worldwide.

The resources available below document industrial animal agriculture in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, and Southeast Asia through the lens of climate change. They also explore the additional environmental, food security, equity, livelihood, and animal welfare impacts of factory farming.

Discussion Papers