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WATCH: "A River of Waste" - The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

WATCH:  "A River of Waste" - The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it

 

A RIVER OF WASTE - Documentary - exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production.

This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal. Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet....http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/

 

September 5,2013 Care 2
EPA LETS FACTORY FARMS OFF THE HOOK, DROPS POLLUTION REPORTING PROPOSAL - CORPORATIONS RULE http://www.care2.com/causes/epa-lets-factory-farms-off-the-hook-and-stops-requiring-pollution-reports.html

 

March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

IOWA'S FACTORY LIVESTOCK FARMS CHURN OUT MORE UNTREATED WASTE THAN THE HUMAN SEWAGE OUTPUT OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/chinas-dead-hog-scandal-gross%E2%80%94-so-are-our-factories-farms

 

August 2, 2012 Pew Environment Group
ANIMAL WASTE, WATERWAYS, AND DRINKING WATER http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190

 

NY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SLAM STATE'S DECISION TO EXEMPT CAFOs FROM CLEAN WATER STANDARDS http://ecowatch.org

 

4.3 BILLION CONFINED FARM ANIMALS - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1480506468/cafos-4-3-billion-confined-farm-animals-pose-environmental-and-public-health-risks


August 29, 2013 Treehugger
SAVE THE BUFFALO RIVER! AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL RIVER THREATENED BY CARGILL MEGA FACTORY HOG FARM http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/americas-first-national-river-threatened-factory-hog-farm.html

 

 

March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr

 

CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM

CHINA BUYS USA LARGEST FACTORY PIG FARM PRODUCER http://sco.lt/9HVjqz

 

PHOTOS:

RIVERS OF DEAD FISH - PHOTOS: AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION IN CHINA'S FUHE RIVER, WUHAN http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-09/03/c_132688507_3.htm

 

THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 

 

August 26, 2013 Grist
THESE AERIAL SHOTS OF FACTORY FARMING LOOK LIKE BLOODY ZOMBIE WOUNDS http://grist.org/list/these-aerial-shots-of-factory-farming-look-like-bloody-zombie-wounds/

 

 

July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers
AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/

 

28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition
NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-

 

STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds

 

                                                      WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

 

        ------------- MASSIVE UNTREATED FACTORY FARM WASTE -------------

 

 

NY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SLAM STATE'S DECISION TO EXEMPT CAFOs FROM CLEAN WATER STANDARDS http://ecowatch.org/2012/groups-slam-decision/

 

BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://sco.lt/8YWfuz

 

13 February, 2013 Mother Jones

FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY - WHAT ARE YOU EATING? http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FARM ANIMALS STILL BROADLY UNADDRESSED DESPITE 'FANFARE' FROM FDA  http://sco.lt/8A4ZdJ

 

28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition
NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-

 

 

 

 

April 25, 2013 Government Accountability Project
USDA WHISTLEBLOWERS: CHEMICAL USE IN INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARM POULTRY PLANTS A SERIOUS HAZARD http://www.whistleblower.org/blog/44-2013/2656-usda-whistleblowers-chemical-use-in-poultry-plants-a-serious-health-hazard

 

May 15, 2013 Mother Jones
MYSTERIOUS POOP FOAM CAUSES EXPLOSIONS ON HOG FARMS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/05/menace-manure-foam-still-haunting-huge-hog-farms

 

GROUP FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARM FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS – EcoWatch:  http://www.ecowatch.org/2012/stop-factory-farms/

 

STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds

 

NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html

 

ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

 

 

 

 

MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: Anti-Whistle-blower Ag Laws Want To Keep You From Knowing How Your Food is "Produced"  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPH (WHAT ARE WE FEEDING OUR KIDS?) http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

 

HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Worldwatch Institute
AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+worldwatch%2Fall+%28Worldwatch+Institute%2

 

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1

 

 

 


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Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

This whole issue is sickening. It makes on want to never eat again.

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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:36 PM

Doctors  of  all  descriptions  need  to  inform  themselves  on  these  developments.

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Follow the Honey: 7 Ways Pesticide Companies are Spinning the Bee Crisis to Protect Profits - Food Revolution Network

Follow the Honey: 7 Ways Pesticide Companies are Spinning the Bee Crisis to Protect Profits - Food Revolution Network | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it
Michele Simon was a speaker in the 2012 Food Revolution Summit. Recently she released a report, produced in tandem with Friends Of the Earth, to bring attention to the dire situation of declining bee populations caused by pesticides. You can find the report here, and read a summary below. If you like to eat, then you should care about what’s happening to bees. Did you know that two-thirds of our food crops require pollination – the very foods that we rely on for healthy eating – such as apples, berries, and almonds, just to name a few. That’s why the serious declines in bee populations are getting more attention, with entire campaigns devoted to saving bees. A strong and growing body of evidence points to exposure to a class of neurotoxic pesticides called neonicotinoids—the fastest-growing and most widely used class of synthetic pesticides—as a key contrib­uting factor to bee declines. The European Union banned the three most widely used
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Transparency is so necessary in the food and pesticide industries.

 

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How to Make Homemade Organic Almond Milk - Recipe

How to Make Homemade Organic Almond Milk - Recipe | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it
Almond milk is a great alternative for those who don't tolerate dairy. This simple DIY recipe is delicious and doesn't have harmful ingredients like store-bought versions.
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I made this recipe for almond milk with some slight variations. It is absolutely delicious but was a tremendous amount of work. I used almond meal and had to strain my liquid several times. That was arduous and my back is so sore.

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Homemade Elderberry Syrup to Help Avoid or Beat the Flu

Homemade Elderberry Syrup to Help Avoid or Beat the Flu | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it
Elderberry Syrup is an effective and healthy remedy against colds and flu. It's easy and inexpensive to make at home and kids actually like the taste!
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Don't have access to elderberries but am graced with a huge, prolific mulberry tree. So . . . Work with what is available and what is local. Can hardly wait to try the results.