Today, nearing the end of March in the year 2016 we head towards new records in almost every industry and sector of the economy. Considering our earths ever-growing population, we must allow our production to grow with it, to account for all our consumers. With the population now at an astounding seven billion, we must ensure that our business’ can meet the demand of all these individuals. This means bigger factories, quicker production, and optimized efficiency. Though this business plan sounds smart and effective for mass production, what does it really mean? Sure we can create and manufacture products at record speeds, but can we ensure the integrity and reliability of our product and means of production a hundred percent of the time? And if not, what does that mean for our farming industry? In this post we will take look into factory farming and its effects on animal welfare, as well as the environmental harms that come along with it.