Issues: Media Reports

Social and Community Impacts of CAFOs

"The impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) should be judged in
terms of their socioeconomic impacts on rural Iowa and its communities as well as their
impacts on human and animal health. Regulations and management practices should support
socially and economically desirable community outcomes, as well as protect human and
animal health. It is the role of government to select from among the regulatory options that
contribute to economically viable, socially equitable, and environmentally sound
communities (President’s Council on Sustainable Development, 1996)."

Read the Iowa State University paper here.