50 Groups Back Landmark Effort to Halt ‘Out of Control’ Factory Farming in Iowa

“Iowa is suffering under the enormous weight of a business that has no respect for the people, environment, animals and future of the state.”

More than 50 groups are demanding that Iowa lawmakers urgently pass landmark legislation to enact a moratorium on factory farm expansion in a state that is home to more than 10,000 of them.

 “A stop to the expansion of factory farming needs to happen now. It begins with Iowa.”—Krissy Kasserman,Food & Water Watch

“Across the nation, factory farming destroys communities and contaminates drinking water supplies and air quality,” declared Krissy Kasserman, the national factory farm campaigner at Food & Water Watch, one of the groups behind the effort. “A stop to the expansion of factory farming needs to happen now. It begins with Iowa.”

In a letter (pdf) to members of Iowa’s General Assembly on Thursday, dozens of local, state, and national groups wrote that a ban


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