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Former Utne Reader senior editor Keith Goetzman on environmental issues from climate change to composting.

Does Europe Want U.S.-Style Mega-Dairies?

 by Keith Goetzman

Tags: sustainable food, agriculture, dairy farms, mega-dairies, pollution, health, wilderness and wildlife, environment, Keith Goetzman,

Europe may soon build its first mega-dairy, an 8,000-cow facility being considered for Nocton, England. To get a glimpse of what’s coming their way, some intrepid reporters for Britain’s Ecologist went to the heart of mega-dairy country, visiting California’s Central Valley to see how the biggest industrial operations do their business. It’s not exactly pretty, they learned. Read their story about their foray into the large-scale dairy industry and watch their eye-opening video report, “Sour Milk,” here:

Source: The Ecologist