Magazine article Monthly Review

Corrections

Magazine article Monthly Review

Corrections

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Corrections: We received a call from a retired farmer and MR subscriber in Iowa commenting on Fred Magdoff's "A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible with Capitalism" in the March 2015 issue. The caller said that it was "great work" and that the article "really nailed it down." He did, however, have one correction: when discussing the confinement of sows after they have given birth, the article should have referred to "farrowing crates" instead of "gestation crates." He is absolutely correct. However, it is important to point out that pregnant sows are kept confined with very little room in gestation crates until just before giving birth, when they are moved to confined farrowing crates. They are both parts of an inhumane system for producing meat as cheaply as possible.

Due to an error late in the production process of the same issue, some lines between page 56 and 57 were omitted in Bob McChesney's "The Personal Is Political. …

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