Factory farming mistreats animals, cramming them together and abusing them in an effort to boost productivity.
Egg-laying hens and rabbits reared for meat often spend their whole lives crammed into cages with less space than an A4 sheet of paper per animal.
Factory farming intensifies climate change, releasing vast volumes of greenhouse gases.
Livestock farming accounts for around 18% of our global greenhouse gas emissions - more than the global transport sector.
Factory farming wastes resources, requiring vast inputs but giving relatively little food energy in return.
It takes over 15,000 liters of water to produce an average kilo of beef.
Factory farming endangers the natural world, threatening the survival of many animals and plants.
Agricultural expansion in the Amazon for grazing and crops could see 40% of this fragile, pristine rainforest destroyed by 2050.
Factory farming pollutes environments, contaminating the natural world with a range of potentially lethal toxins.
Some large farms can produce more raw waste than the human population of a large US city.
Factory farming breaks our food systems, taking grain and other precious resources from those that need it most.
1.5 billion people around the world are either overweight or obese while 1 billion are underfed.
Factory farming threatens our health, producing less healthy food and encouraging infectious pathogen growth.
Heavy red meat consumption can increase the risk of some cancers developing by as much as 43%
Factory farming damages livelihoods, threatening local residents, economies and farm workers.
In Europe it has been estimated that one farmer quits agriculture almost every minute.
RAW is working to expose the true cost of factory farming. There are many impacts that we already know about. But what other impacts may lie in store?