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Pig Farming Gone Wrong, Terribly Wrong

January 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Rolling stone has a story on Pork’s Dirty Secret

The story’s blurb reads:

America’s top pork producer churns out a sea of waste that has destroyed rivers, killed millions of fish and generated one of the largest fines in EPA history. Welcome to the dark side of the other white meat.

But that is not all. If you read the article you will find out what measures are being taken to reduce the MASSIVE environmental impact of these pig farms. The measures taken are simple – take the pollution elsewhere – to Romania, Poland and former Eastern-Bloc countries. It is sickening how every disease starts in the Modern/Developed world and then as the cost to the immediate environment goes up, the disease migrates to poorer nations.

You should read the story, if that is the only thing you read today.

Via BoingBoing