Definition of factory farming in English:

factory farming

noun

mass noun
  • A system of rearing livestock using highly intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions.

    • ‘Nor is a return to ‘primitive’ farming practices the only alternative to factory farming and highly intensive agriculture.’
    • ‘Intensive factory farming has happened because of this demand for cheap food.’
    • ‘The mountains of manure that factory farming generates foul our air and water, disrupting ecosystems and sickening rural communities.’
    • ‘She says gardening is a good introduction to issues such as factory farming, pesticides and genetically modified food.’
    • ‘Laboratories using new tissue engineering technology might be able to produce meat that is healthier for consumers and cut down on pollution produced by factory farming, researchers said.’

Pronunciation

factory farming