Soc4. Soc3. Soc2. Reith 2000. Recently, I was visiting Bhatinda in Punjab because of an epidemic of farmers suicides.
Punjab used to be the most prosperous agricultural region in India. Today every farmer is in debt and despair. Vast stretches of land have become water-logged desert. Factory Farm Nation: How America Turned Its Livestock Farms into Factories. November 30th, 2010 Over the last two decades, small- and medium-scale livestock farms have given way to factory farms that confine thousands of cows, hogs and chickens in tightly packed facilities.
Farmers have adopted factory-farming practices largely at the behest of the largest meatpackers, pork processors, poultry companies and dairy processors. The Meatrix. Patterns of Subsistence: Comparisons. Patterns of Subsistence: Intensive Agriculture. Patterns of Subsistence: Pastoralism. Patterns of Subsistence: Horticulture. Patterns of Subsistence: Foraging.