Farms Can Be Held Liable For Pollution From Manure, U.S. Federal Court Rules. By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has ruled for the first time that manure from livestock facilities can be regulated as solid waste, a decision hailed by environmentalists as opening the door to potential legal challenges against facilities across the country.
A large dairy in Washington state, Cow Palace Dairy, polluted ground water by over applying manure to soil, ruled Judge Thomas Rice of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on Wednesday. "The practices of this mega-dairy are no different than thousands of others across the country," said Jessica Culpepper, an attorney at Public Justice, one of the firms that represented the plaintiffs, a collection of public advocacy groups. The case is scheduled to go to trial in March to decide the extent of the contamination and the clean-up. Industrial livestock operations produce hundreds of millions of tons of manure annually. "There's a reason no court has ever done this. Being Somewhere - Low Impact Living. A Silent Forest. First Solar-Powered Eco Pool in Morocco Uses Zero Chemicals. A family near Essaouira, Morocco happily splash around in a natural pool with zero chemicals.
A beautiful, luxurious swimming pool in Morocco that contains none of the nasty chemicals that irritate your eyes and cause respiratory problems has functioned perfectly well for over a year. A family living near Essaoiura on the country’s windy west coast (famous in parts for its murals) commissioned a natural, zero emissions eco-pool that blends in with the natural landscape. Despite critics who claim that it’s dangerous to have a swimming pool without chlorine, the “Schwimmteich” still looks great and allows the local fauna and flora to thrive as well. Nature’ kidneys Babeth and Guy from Morocco have a whitewashed stone house typical of the area as well as a generous garden. Eco-controversy Ecological pools that rely on nature to stay clean are considered quite controversial since they lack fast-acting chemicals that kill bacteria. More on wetland plants and natural pool in the Middle East:
Food Tank: The Food Think Tank. Bioethics. Bioethics established itself in the late 1960s as a field concerned with the ethical and philosophical implications of certain biological and medical procedures, technologies, and treatments.
Early issues included end-of-life decision-making, organ donation, and human experimentation. Human biotechnology became a concern when the first bioethics institutes were established in the early 1970s. This attention skyrocketed in 1990 when the U.S. Human Genome Project earmarked 3% to 5% of its $3 billion federal budget to the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) research program, making its activities the world's largest bioethics program. Bioethics initially represented diverse ethical philosophies.
This shift has been unfortunate for the public's understanding. The role of bioethics has been further compromised by its increasing financial and professional ties to the biotech industry. One Weird Trick to Fix Farms Forever. Photos by Tristan Spinski Chatting with David Brandt outside his barn on a sunny June morning, I wonder if he doesn't look too much like a farmer—what a casting director might call "too on the nose.
" He's a beefy man in bib overalls, a plaid shirt, and well-worn boots, with short, gray-streaked hair peeking out from a trucker hat over a round, unlined face ruddy from the sun. Brandt farms 1,200 acres in the central Ohio village of Carroll, pop. 524. This is the domain of industrial-scale agriculture—a vast expanse of corn and soybean fields broken up only by the sprawl creeping in from Columbus. Brandt, 66, raised his kids on this farm after taking it over from his grandfather. "Our cover crops work together like a community—you have several people helping instead of one, and if one slows down, the others kind of pick it up," he says.
But Brandt's not trying to go organic—he prefers the flexibility of being able to use conventional inputs in a pinch. Renewable Food for Animals & Plants™ Organic Value Recovery Solutions. Black Soldier Fly Blog. Emergency! Pathogen New to Science Found in Roundup Ready GM Crops? Dear Secretary Vilsack: A team of senior plant and animal scientists have recently brought to my attention the discovery of an electron microscopic pathogen that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings.
Based on a review of the data, it is widespread, very serious, and is in much higher concentrations in Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans and corn-suggesting a link with the RR gene or more likely the presence of Roundup. This organism appears NEW to science! This is highly sensitive information that could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies. On the other hand, this new organism may already be responsible for significant harm (see below).
We are informing the USDA of our findings at this early stage, specifically due to your pending decision regarding approval of RR alfalfa. For example, 450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers fed wheatlege experienced spontaneous abortions. Front page < Lumion. Official Chemtrail Forecast and Report Center. The Higgs boson.