Farming as an environmental issue

“Believe or not – the E.P.A. and the public don’t have this basic information for thousands of factory farms because historically many have been able to avoid pollution control requirement."

John Devine
Attorney for the National Resources Defense Council

"...Animal waste, bacteria and parasites from chickens, pigs and cows drain into streams and rivers, posing a threat to human health.

The E.P.A. has agreed to propose a rule that will require concentrated animal feeding operations to report detailed data to the agency every five years, including information on type and capacity of manure storage facilities, quantity of manure generated, available land acreage to apply manure and how excess manure is disposed of..."

Read more @ Washington Post.

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