We welcome back Monica Chen of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition. She describes the animal-agricultural complex that exploits workers in meatpacking plants and animals in factory farms and devastates communities and the environment. Monica introduces FFAC’s culturally-competent virtual lessons and presentations for students from middle school through university, customized for all subject areas. Students who want to become social justice activists, with food as the hub that connects worker rights, sustainability, and environmental racism can apply to FFAC’s intern program.
00:52-03:29 Definition and origin of factory farms (FF)
03:29-05:27 Impact of FF on climate change
05:27-06:07 Methane from cows and climate change
06:07-08:17 Depletion and pollution of natural resources
08:17-09:31 Water use and drought (particularly in California)
13:52-16:20 Meatpacking plants
16:20-19:16 Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC) programming for classrooms and distance learning
19:16-22:12 Tailoring content area presentations
22:12-24:05 FFAC’s intern program
24:05-25:52 Relationship of FF to spread of infectious diseases
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- Listen to our first episode with Monica Chen “Food injustice: The corporatization of school meals”
- Factory Farming Awareness Coalition website: ffacoalition.org
Photos: Canva and FFAC
Soundtrack: Podington Bear