The speaker in this video is actually an actress named Kate Miles, but the facts about produce and its marketing are 100% real. The audience is also real, and thus the looks of disgust are totally real too.
There are things we can all do as individuals to end factory farming, but there are some things that we can only do together: Exposing the suffering, changing the minds of food businesses, of politicians, and of the public.
There is no doubt that consumer awareness and concern about the lives led by animals raised for food is on the rise. Ethical concerns are playing an increasingly important role in purchasing decisions. Labeling makes a difference but they are both educating and confusing consumers. For example, egg producers -- perhaps more than any other -- have responded to this trend by adding an abundance of confusing claims
on egg cartons.
Most ingredients commonly used in factory farms include genetically modified grains, plastic pellets, animal byproducts,
dangerous chemicals including drugs, antibiotics and vaccines in misguided attempts to fight disease and control parasites.
Antibiotics are added to animal feed or drinking water
of cattle, hogs, poultry and other food-producing animals to make them gain weight faster or use less food to gain weight.
It's time to create awareness at all levels. Inform your families, relatives, colleagues, friends
about the tactics these industries use to manipulate public opinion and conceal what is really going on behind close doors.
Most of all, speak your mind with your wallet. Avoid toxic factory farmed meat. As a consumer, select organic, grass-feed varieties whenever and wherever possible. Action first begins with you and your choices.
No amount of marketing makes factory farming acceptable. You can stop the spin.
April McCarthy is a community journalist playing an active role reporting and analyzing world events to advance our health and eco-friendly initiatives.