How Can That Burger Be Bad For You — Even If You Don't Eat It?

Factory farms do one thing to make their animals grow bigger — a lot bigger. And this one practice puts all our lives at risk, whether we ever eat meat OR NOT!

This is an easy fix. The big farms say they can't afford to make the change, but hmmm. Kind of reminds me of what those big automakers said when they were asked to make more fuel-efficient cars. After some initial foot-dragging on their part — and continued pressure from consumers asking for good gas mileage — it turns out that U.S.-made vehicles can hit some pretty impressive mpg's after all! Bottom line: As consumers, we CAN make a difference in how our meat is produced.

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