A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms

A must-see about the damage to the environment being caused by factory farms (also known as CAFOs – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) and their dangerous practices, and how our regulations compare with the rest of the world. US practices and regulations are given Report Card ratings in areas such as arsenic, ammonia, antibiotics, hormones, waste disposal, and animal welfare and are compared against ratings in the same categories for European countries, showing an enormous disparity. It is truly frightening to see the results of the damage caused by the pollution of the air and water, including young lives lost by sudden onset of terminal diseases after exposure to this hazardous pollution. The current standards are not sustainable and must be changed to give us an opportunity to reverse the damage that has been done.

View the trailer here: http://www.ariverofwaste.com/

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The Goode family takes on a challenge to replace all chemical cleaners and personal care products with cheaper safer homemade alternatives. A few of the recipes for the natural cleaners they use are provided as they show the family making them. VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) levels in the air are measured in several areas of the home before and after. The before readings show levels far above what would be considered “safe”, and the after readings show great improvements proving that the household chemicals we use on a daily basis are polluting our air with toxins that we then breathe in day after day. The family looks noticeably healthier at the end of the film – less fatigued, clearer skin, brighter eyes!

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