I will pay for the following article Factory Farming and GMOs in the United States. The work is to be 6 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. The presence of these businesses should also lead to a higher demand for property situated in the area where the large-scale agribusinesses are located. The resultant effect will be an increase in property value. Local businesses may also benefit through the creation of multiple linkages. The overall multiplier effects will lead to an improved standard of living for the inhabitants of the area that is home to a large-scale agribusiness. The benefits described above lead to several questions. If factory farming is associated with such progress, why is there so much debate regarding its continued practice? Why do animal welfare groups and environmentalists attack this economic activity so vehemently? Proponents of factory farming and genetically modified organisms (GMO) argue that the two have been instrumental in the advancement and streamlining of food production in the 21st century USA. Currently, a significant percentage of American crops are genetically modified. The percentage of GMOs in food products consumed by Americans is experiencing rapid growth (Kantor, 2013).
Since the end of the Second World War, increased food demands have led to the consolidation of food production. The result has been the emergence of massive farms that take the form of large industrial facilities such as Tysons Foods Inc. These consolidated operations with the aid of advances in GMO technology- in some instances- have succeeded in high volume food production (Grace Foundation, 2014). The benefits associated with economies of scale make it possible for operations to sell food products to consumers at seemingly affordable prices. Critics of industrial agriculture argue that these massive companies enjoy enormous profits but pay little attention to the environment, the welfare of the animals in their farms, health of the consumers, quality of soil and water, and food safety (Grace Foundation, 2014). .