Not only are corporations laying off their workers, Horizon milk will be canceling contracts with local dairy farmers. This will put many dairy farmers out of business. What happens to the cows when the farm closes? They either get sold or put down.
Pressure has been placed on PA state legislators to have the label changed on milk so that the consumer could not tell the difference between the milk that came from factory farms and the milk that came from farms where the cows were free roaming. When cows live in factory farms they are confined to a small area which is stressful to the animal. As the term “factory” indicates, these cows are forced to produce more milk. In order to do this, the cows must be given additional hormones and other chemicals which causes infections in their milk ducts thus producing pus in the milk.
Horizon will be building a huge factory farm in New Mexico. Orangeclouds115 at Daily Kos has more on this topic which I recommend reading. The details and pictures are all in the diary.
Whoever owns the food, will rule the world. Beware of Monsanto and Horizon.
(note: I am not a vegetarian and this article is not meant to promote a vegetarian diet. The purpose is to promote humane treatment of farm animals. Know the source for your food.)