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Good News For Animal Lovers: Factory Farming's Days May Be Numbered

Two major grocery chains are ditching factory farmed meat -- will the changes cause a ripple effect?

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Most farmers don't try to be cruel to animals, but they do worry about how to cut costs. And so long as consumers are kept in the dark about the real source of their food, farm owners have no economic incentive to do more than the minimum necessary to appease regulatory authorities.

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This article originally appeared on  Huffington Post.

Ocean Robbins serves as adjunct professor at Chapman University and as founder and co-host (with best-selling author John Robbins) of the 75,000 member Food Revolution Network.  Find out more and sign up for free here.

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