I just finished reading the Pew report
. The first half of the report is a description of factory farming and how it affects communities, peoples' health, animal welfare, etc, and I spent most of that section of the report nodding in agreement. It's a good place to go to get quotes if you're writing about factory farming and want some references.
The second half is the commission's recommendations about how to deal with all the evils they've just finished describing. I was a lot less happy with this part. The report approached the problem from the direction of managing factory farming, trying to make it somehow less bad. My feeling is that factory farming is a complete loss; we should focus instead on making other approaches viable.
We're just coming at things from opposite directions, I guess. I don't think it's useful to tell people to stop buying factory farmed meat when there isn't a viable alternative. Let's find the alternative first, then work on supporting it and removing support for factory farms.