Moving past CAFOs: The need for local meat

The Food Supply Chain System is Vulnerable

In his weekly column, retired Cornell Cooperative Extension agent Richard Gast makes the argument that local meat should be a household staple, not just a luxury.

He writes “America’s meatpacking plants endure some of the highest rates of workplace injury of any U.S. job sector. COVID 19 has introduced yet another occupational hazard. These crowded facilities have become frighteningly successful vectors for COVID-19 contagion.”

Now more than ever, we need a stronger food system that relies more on local production and distribution. Read more here:

About Melissa Hart

Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor, combined with work for nonprofits. As the Explorer's digital editor, she serves as editor of Adirondack Almanack.(com) and helps manage the Explorer's website. When not online, she enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats. Sign up for Melissa’s newsletter

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