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Middle and High School

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition’s middle and high school programming brings an FFAC educator to your classroom virtually or in-person* to present up-to-date and accurate information about the impacts of our food systems on the planet, humans, and animals, as well as ways to reduce impacts through our actions as consumers and as citizens.

All of our programming is customizable to meet your student and classroom needs.

*In-person presentations are available at the following locations:

  • Oakland, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Boulder, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • New York City, NY
  • Salt Lake City, UT

FFAC is a 501C3. Our classroom programming is funded by private foundations and donors.

Testimonials

"FFAC has been to my classroom a number of times over the past two years. Their presentations are always thought provoking, engaging and very well presented. They are extremely knowledgeable, and the presentation style is both passionate and compassionate. I plan to invite FFAC back into my classroom again and again."

- High School Teacher

"FFAC challenged my Environmental Philosophy class, exposed them to aspects of factory farming they found, I think, appropriately shocking and troubling, and then suggested how they could go forward and put that new knowledge to work in their lives. I'll definitely ask FFAC to come back next time I teach the class."

- University Professor

Topics Covered

Below is a list of some of the impacts of factory farming we cover in our programming; we can tailor our programming to meet your classroom learning needs:

A flooded parcel of arable land

Environment and Climate Change

  • How animal agriculture contributes to anthropogenic climate change.
  • How animal agriculture contributes to global deforestation.
  • How factory farming depletes land and water.
  • How animal agriculture pollutes air and water, creating human health hazards.
  • What percentage of greenhouse gas emissions is attributable to factory farms, and why there is disagreement within the scientific community
  • Agriculture, including feed conversion ratios, atmospheric C02 resulting from land use change, what are the inputs to aquaculture, etc.
  • Future of food: cellular and cultivated meats
chard garden

Social Justice

  • Slaughterhouse work
  • Forced labor in the fishing industry
  • Impacts for small family farms
  • Impacts on indigenous communities
  • Factory farming pollution in communities
  • What a just food system might look like
  • Environmental justice
  • Connections between the food justice and racial justice movements
  • Federal policies for the animal agricultural sector
  • Feminist theory
  • Ableist theory
  • Speciesism
sliced broccoli and cucumber on plate with gray stainless steel fork near green bell pepper, snowpea, and avocado fruit

Human Health

  • Antibiotics given to factory farmed animals
  • Hormones given to farmed animals
  • Links between factory farming and pandemics
  • Toxins released from manure lagoons
  • Healthy eating and nutrition
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Animals

  • The treatment of animals on factory farms
  • New research on animal sentience
  • The ethics of eating animals
  • Animal rights theory

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Articles

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Factory Farms as a Potential Source of the Next Pandemic
When animals on farms are so densely concentrated, pathogens are able to spread more easily, making factory farms a hotspot for zoonotic diseases.
Jul 14, 2021
The Current State of Cultivated Meat
Cultivated meat is being sold in Singapore and Israel. Where are we with the technology?
Jun 30, 2021
Factory Farming Basics
In factory farming, tens of thousands of animals may be packed into poorly ventilated, windowless sheds hidden from public view.
Mar 31, 2021
Factory Farms as a Potential Source of the Next Pandemic
When animals on farms are so densely concentrated, pathogens are able to spread more easily, making factory farms a hotspot for zoonotic diseases.
Jul 14, 2021
The Current State of Cultivated Meat
Cultivated meat is being sold in Singapore and Israel. Where are we with the technology?
Jun 30, 2021
Factory Farming Basics
In factory farming, tens of thousands of animals may be packed into poorly ventilated, windowless sheds hidden from public view.
Mar 31, 2021
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