Fracking and the food system

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Processing of ‘Diseased and Unsound Animals’ Linked to USDA Inspector Shortage

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Processing of ‘Diseased and Unsound Animals’ Linked to USDA Inspector Shortage
http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/21/processing-diseased-unsound-animals-linked-usda-inspector-shortage/  (21 Feb 2014)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is under fire over its shortage of meat and poultry inspectors after the federal agency failed to properly inspect more than 4,000 tons of tainted beef that was shipped throughout the country in 2013, reports the New York Times.

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The inspectors’ union official, Stan Painter, who is the president of the National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals, said the lack of inspectors most likely played a role in the recall as workers were spread thin and did not have enough time to conduct a full federal inspection. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Continue reading

Fracking Matters Newsletter 01-14 (132)

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Fracking Matters Newsletter 01-14 (132)

The 21st century will be the ‘war of the mind’ (Churchill?) and it seems that Europe is speeding up with shale gas development, governments are preparing for ‘the big fight’ that might start (in Ireland) after the release of the EPA report within two years…
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Why Fracking and Farming Don’t Mix

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Why Fracking and Farming Don’t Mix

http://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/our-programs/fracking/whats-wrong-with-fracking-2/farming-and-fracking/

 

Much of the land sitting on top of the giant underground Marcellus shale field in
Gas drilling pollutionNew York State that is targeted for gas drilling using hydrofracking is active farmland.  Fracking this land has the potential to disrupt farming productivity, endanger livestock health and affect produce and livestock quality.  It presents a huge danger to our food supply.

Below are some of the many reasons why fracking and farming are incompatible.
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