Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Farming Systems

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In an early form of writing known as Runes, some experts claim the first word or symbol meant both wealth and cattle.

The above graph is from a report by the European Food Safety Authority titled "Scientific Report on the effects of farming systems on dairy cow welfare and disease."

A lot has changed. Dairy farming has become just another extractive industry, taking a toll on both man and beast.

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