Investigation Reveals Tyson Foods as #1 Culprit in Largest “Dead Zone” on Earth

November 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm




Nearly 9000 square-miles of ocean along the Gulf Coast is uninhabitable by marine life. Loaded with agricultural toxins and devoid of oxygen, it’s the largest “dead zone” in US history, and last summer it got even bigger.

We’ve known the cause of the ecological “dead zone” for decades — fertilizer run-off from Big Agriculture via the Mississippi River — but a new investigative report identifies the number one polluter by name, Tyson Foods.

Costco Doesn’t Want You To Know How It Keeps It’s $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken So Cheap, But You Might Want To

November 7, 2019 at 2:09 pm




There are steep costs to Costco’s cheap chicken, including antibiotic-resistant urinary infections in humans, unthinkable cruelty to animals and giant dead zones in our oceans

Trump Picks Former Monsanto Executive to Head U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

November 6, 2018 at 3:14 pm




A woman who helped reverse a rule against bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides and GMO crops on national wildlife refuges has been chosen to oversee the protection (or some say destruction) of national wildlife refuges

Hurricane Will Likely Cover North Carolina in Hog Feces, As Manure “Lagoons” at Factory Farms Overflow

September 13, 2018 at 1:10 am





Smithfield’s hog farmers are scrambling to drain thousands of toxic manure lagoons, some the size of lakes, before they overflow into drinking water and the growing “dead zone” off the North Carolina coast

A lake of pig feces and urine the size of 4 football fields outside a Smithfield facility in North Carolina. Image caught by spy drone in video below. Credit: Mark Devries

The No-Till Gardening Revolution: Why Farmers are Putting Down Their Plows

January 27, 2018 at 2:35 am




After thousands of years of turning the soil upside-down, farmers are finally realizing they’re killing the microorganisms that keep soil alive… Faced with losing the farm, more and more are converting to the ancient “n0-till” methods of permaculture

In the no-till gardening method seedlings are planted into tiny holes drilled with as little disturbance to the soil as possible. Credit: www.charlesdowding.co.uk

Warming Oceans Are Losing Oxygen at Breathtaking Rates, Threatening Mass Extinction of Marine Life, Scientists Warn

January 7, 2018 at 6:59 pm




Zero-oxygen “dead zones,” where marine life cannot survive, have quadrupled in size since 1950, new study finds

A fisherman Chile wading in dead sardines, a result of algae blooms that suck oxygen out of the water. Credit: Felix Marquez, Associated Press

Global warming and agricultural pollution have drastically reduced oxygen levels in the ocean over the last 70 years.

Coastal dead zones with zero oxygen have quadrupled in size since 1950, while the number of very low oxygen sites have multiplied tenfold, a new study published in the journal Science finds.