However, in reality, large-scale farming frequently fails to guarantee animal welfare. In some countries so-called ‘factory farming’ is tolerated, when animals such as pigs, calves, hens, cattle – all clearly capable of suffering – are kept in very confined and crowded conditions, and treated as simply the means to produce meat, eggs, or dairy produce at the lowest possible price, with negligible concern for the pain endured by the animals. It is unlikely that any utilitarian calculation could justify such practices.

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Does "at the lowest possible price" have the same meaning as "at the price as low as posible"?

  • the highest, the lowest, the most beautiful. versus: as high as, as low as, as beautiful as. "at the price as low as possible" is not grammatical.
    – Lambie
    Commented Aug 26, 2021 at 14:57
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    What part of this confuses you?
    – gotube
    Commented Aug 26, 2021 at 17:33

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I think you've got the right idea, though your rewording needs perhaps a couple more words, "at the price [that is] as low as possible." It means the lowest price that is possible.

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