The topic of the day is animal rescue on The Farm Report. Erin Fairbanks is talking with Gene Baur, the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. Farm Sanctuary rescues and protects animals from factory farms and abusive situations, and promotes a vegan lifestyle. Tune in to this episode to hear Gene talk about the benefits and reasons for a vegan diet. Learn about breeding practices, and how they have caused damage to the genetic stock for certain species. Tune in to hear Gene express his opinions on the rising popularity of alternative farming methods, and the truth behind a lot of buzzwords like “free-range”. Gene speaks to the importance of transparency in our food system, and how increased public knowledge of production leads to more humane practices. Remember to tune in for the GrowNYC Market Update with Liz Carollo! This episode has been brought to you by Tekserve

“This is an industry that really depends on secrecy to continue, because what they do is unacceptable to most people.” [7:20]

“If you think about the inputs for any animal production farm- you need feed, and you need more water.” [27:10]

Gene Baur on The Farm Report