There’s a new interactive map on the Internet that claims to be showing “concentrations of American factory farms” and, hence, “polluters” at the national, state and county levels.

The map was posted by Food & Water Watch, a group that claims it is “working with grassroots organizations and other allies around the world to stop the corporate control of our food and water.”

The map is essentially a list of operations taken from the Ag Census that matches the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of a confined-animal-feeding operation. Food & Water Watch classifies all of the operations as “factory farms.” It also lists U.S. counties that tally the greatest number of animals and identifies them as the “Top Polluters.” However, the group provides no supporting data to back that up. 

You can view the map at To find out more about Food & Water Watch, visit