|Get the Facts||
A project of Environmental Defense.
"Get the Facts" provides information about how factory hog farming affects our communities, our health, and our environment. In this section, you can read -- and hear -- the facts, confront misinformation, and learn about the latest research.
Tour the Key Issues to get an overview of the major issues, concerns, and potential solutions to hog factory farming in North Carolina.
Visit a Hog Factory and see how one of these huge operations -- with hog houses, waste lagoons, and sprayfields -- actually works.
There are Solutions to Hog Pollution. Summarized here are basic steps that North Carolina must take to address the environmental and public health threats posed by hog factories. Includes links to pending legislation and more in-depth resources.
Read What's the Latest_ to learn about upcoming decisions and breaking news stories.
Check out Myths and Facts to get the straight poop on some common misperceptions about hog factories and the industry.
Use Fact Sheets to get in depth information on the major issues, the severe impacts to people and the environment caused by current hog waste practices, and potential solutions to these problems.
Factory Hog Farming -- The Big Picture
Hog Factories And Government Regulation: The Straight Poop
Raising Hogs Right: Finding Solutions for North Carolina
Municipal Human Waste Versus Hog Waste
The Big Picture on Jobs and the Economy
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