by John McNally, Co-op Cook & Local Producer
The flooding that we recently experienced was made much worse by the corn and soy fields that surround our town. I must first remind you that those corn and soy fields primarily exist to feed the animals in feedlots and other CAFOs (concentrated animal feed operations). According to the USDA, over 40% of corn used in the US is for animal feed and more than 96% of the animal feed in the United States is corn*. My strong moral objections to CAFOs is a topic for another newsletter.