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A FOWL DEVELOPMENT: Your Chicken Nuggets Are Killing Your Crab Cakes

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Agribusiness is polluting the water with nitrogen and phosphates, helping to create expanding dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico that are killing off crabs and other aquatic life at unprecedented rates.

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Bill K (4)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 3:59 am
of course, crabs and chickens live for their own purposes, not to feed the face of some uncaring glutton. now we are paying the price for this gluttony.

Akin Adelakun (21)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 4:13 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 4:40 am
noted, thanks Cal

Ellen m (215)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 5:20 am
Noted . Thanks Cal.

Marianne P (3)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 7:29 am
So sad. I wish something could be done, but I don't see agricultural companies worrying about something so trivial as nature any time soon..o_O How bad do things have to get before they wake up?

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 7:48 am
Noted, what a shame, "Chicken, once a distant third to beef and pork, is now the most popular meat in the United States. The average American eats almost 84 poundsof chicken a year, more than twice the amount eaten in 1970." Don't blame the corporations, blame the consumers. The sad bit is, how much isn't consumed but thrown out?

IE Ries (237)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 9:23 am
Animal farming requires more water, feeds fewer humans, is a POOR "nutrition" source, and produces more pollution than plant cultivation. Reasons to go VEGAN.

John Kirkby (23)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 1:47 pm
This has been happening for a few years in Manitoba's 2 largest lakes. Never before seen algae plums which get bigger each year. Careful investigation came to the conclusion that the cause was fertilizer from vast areas of farmland. Many streams and rivers feed into these lakes..starting from many points very far away. Curiously there is an increase in fish population..even their size. It hasn't quite reached the point of removing the oxygen out of large enough areas of the lakes. That point when reached will reveal a true catastrophe overnight which the same sorts would deny any guilt for. You can watch the 45 minute episode of Canada's 'The Nature of Things'.... 'Save My Lake' (Lake Winnipeg) online here:

It is really well explained and worth watching.

John Kirkby (23)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 1:54 pm
I'm sorry it may be that this video is blocked outside of Canada?..I hope not...yet me know if it is.

Sylvia W (46)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 2:59 pm
There is a link near the bottom that is, if anything, even scarier;
Dead zones - happening for various reasons, but mostly man-made - are making climate change worse...

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 5:00 pm
This ok with the Republicans,Big AG and the chemical companies.

David C (131)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 5:47 pm
noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 6:36 pm

IE Ries (237)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 7:31 pm
"of course, crabs and chickens live for their own purposes, not to feed the face of some uncaring glutton. now we are paying the price for this gluttony."

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Lyne F (93)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 7:41 pm
The words "dead zone" always leave me numb

Angela Weber (27)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 9:29 pm
Is there anyone with any brains running our countries?!

Mulitti Mosisa (5)
Friday July 29, 2011, 2:23 am

Bracha Katz (31)
Friday July 29, 2011, 2:51 am
I don't eat any of them. Go Vegan! Thanks Cal

Ruth R (246)
Friday July 29, 2011, 3:28 am
Good point. Fertilizer on fields does get into waterways, unless the fertilizer is managed so it does not get near the waterways.
(It does not matter vegan or not, because if the fields grow corn or vegetables, or other produce, the runoff of fertilizer is something that needs to be stopped.)

Helle H (21)
Friday July 29, 2011, 10:41 am

Ginger Strivelli (20)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:17 pm
people eat so much chicken because it is the only meat many can afford.
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