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Millions of Pounds of Pesticides Sprayed on Crops to Feed Animals in Factory Farms

• Childrens Health Defense

The report, "Collateral Damage: How Factory Farming Drives Up the Use of Toxic Agricultural Pesticides," exposes factory farm meat as a "major driver of pesticide use."

An estimated 99% of animals raised for food in the U.S. come from factory farms, including about 70% of cows, 98% of pigs, 99% of turkeys, 98% of chickens raised for eggs and more than 99.9% of chicken raised for meat.

This expansion of industrial factory farms is not only "perpetuating enormous cruelty and suffering" for the billions of animals confined in them, the report stated, but it's also pushing key ecosystems to the brink of collapse.

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