Sonny Perdue’s USDA Is in Bed with Big Pork. That’s Really Bad for Everyone Else.

In his first year running the US Department of Agriculture, Secretary Sonny Perdue has displayed a curious tendency to say things he really shouldn’t. The most recent example is his striking off-the-cuff comment about a big court judgment won by neighbors of a massive hog farm and its stinking cesspool..what about the rest of us…the polluters should all be WRITING CHECKS to their neighbors…RIGHT…?  Does this look like a family farm or a commercial operation…?

Source: Sonny Perdue’s USDA Is in Bed with Big Pork. That’s Really Bad for Everyone Else.

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The Stream, May 17: Water Shortages Will Be Environmental Challenge of the Century, NASA Warns – Circle of Blue

The Global Rundown NASA predicts widespread water scarcity after a study shows freshwater decline in 19 global hotspots. Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan agree to study the impact of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. A leaked report warns that the construction of Cambodia’s largest dam could devastate the Mekong River. The Zambian government levies fees […]

Source: The Stream, May 17: Water Shortages Will Be Environmental Challenge of the Century, NASA Warns – Circle of Blue

CAFOs’ Effect On Property Values Proves Challenging To Codify

  Rural homeowners in Bartholomew County say a big, nearby hog farm – a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO – is hurting their property values…TRY SELLING YOU HOME WHEN YOU LIVE NEXT TO  A FACTORY FARM THAT OPERATES 24 HOURS PER DAY…7 DAYS A WEEK…YOU SMELL IT…FEEL IT…BREATHE IT…!   ASK YOUR REALTOR…DOES THAT AFFECT MY PROPERTY VALUES…WHAT SHOULD MY SELLING PRICE BE…?

Source: CAFOs’ Effect On Property Values Proves Challenging To Codify

Top Ten Reasons to Reject the House Farm Bill

1. Helps the big get bigger and rich get richer Over the last three decades, American agriculture has become increasingly consolidated. As of 2015, a majority of our food (51 percent) came from farms with over $1 million in annual sales – up 20 percent since 1991. Federal policy has historically contributed to this consolidation…PLEASE READ THIS…THEN CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL AND …TELL THEM TO STOP THE MADNESS…PLEASE..!

Source: Top Ten Reasons to Reject the House Farm Bill

NTP Scientist: Glyphosate Formulations ‘Much More Toxic’ Than Chemical Itself

Amid conflicting scientific studies and growing public concern over the impacts of the world’s most widely used herbicide, the U.S. National Toxicology Program has launched research to examine the health risks of glyphosate and glyphosate-formulations…COUNTRIES HAVE ALREADY BANNED THIS STUFF…STATES OF BANNED IT…IT’S TIME…STOP IT..!

Source: NTP Scientist: Glyphosate Formulations ‘Much More Toxic’ Than Chemical Itself

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