December 9, 2009

Is CAFO Meat Legal?

Center for a Livable Future

Center for a Livable Future

The New York Times’ Mark Bittman poses the interesting question in yesterday’s column, “Could Industrially Raised Meat Be Illegal?” Bittman pontificates that if the EPA has classified greenhouse gases as a human health hazard “as the EPA has declared, and the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act authorizes strict regulatory action on substances if there’s a reasonable basis to conclude that there’s an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, and industrially raised livestock causes an estimated 18 percent of greenhouse gas, could there be a legal case for tougher regulation of animal production?” Interesting thought.

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