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Tag: Cafos

Editor-at-large Ted Genoways discusses his latest OnEarth cover story.
Millions of pigs are crammed into overcrowded barns all across the state, being fattened for slaughter while breeding superbugs—all to feed China's growing appetite for Spam.
The rich farmlands of California's Central Valley are nourished by billions of gallons of pure H2O. Yet those who toil in the fields can't drink the tainted water from their own faucets.
Almost every place scientists have looked for the residue of pharmaceuticals in our waterways, they’ve found them: in wastewater, in drinking water, in high-elevation mountain streams, and in rivers at the bottoms of... read more >