A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms is a 2009 documentary film that exposes the potential hazards caused by factory farms, particularly through waste disposal, all across the United States. The film starts with a history of the American food system right down to the cycle of waste that evolved to accommodate large-scale farms that causes pollution to the environment.
A River of Waste also exposes the environmental and health scandals that litter our modern industrial system of poultry and meat production. The film gives viewers a glimpse at how meat products are processed before it hits stores and the massive amounts of sewage are dumped into waterways and killing the fragile ecosystem that thrives within bodies of water.
A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms featured a group of scientists who warns the public of the catastrophic impact of destroying the environment to manufacture everyday foodstuff we don’t think much about.