‘Truth About Industrial Agriculture’ — Myth-Busting Report Exposes Big Ag’s Large-Scale Deception, by Kenny Stancil

Maybe factory-farming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. From Kenny Stancy at childrenshealthdefense.org:

If actors in the corporate food regime were required to internalize the true costs of production, according to a report by Family Farm Action Alliance,”their businesses would no longer be economically viable and they would not be competitive with independent farmers and ranchers.”

In an effort to inform policymakers, advocates and the public about the impacts of agrifood corporations on the U.S. food system and build support for transforming the nation’s agricultural practices, the Family Farm Action Alliance released a new report on Wednesday that details how Big Ag‘s survival depends on externalizing costs and perpetuating myths about the supposed lack of more just and sustainable alternatives.

“Time and time again family farmers, rural communities and good food movement advocates have pushed to shift government support away from industrial agriculture and toward a more resilient and equitable system,” Joe Maxwell, president of Family Farm Action Alliance, said in a statement. “Time and time again, we have failed — because Big Ag controls the narrative. Our report offers a playbook to counter Big Ag’s deception and finally break their stranglehold on our food system.”

Titled “The Truth About Industrial Agriculture: A Fragile System Propped Up by Myths and Hidden Costs,” the report documents how corporations involved in the “economically flawed” agribusiness model “intentionally evade costs all along their supply chains.”

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