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#1 Old 11-29-2012, 05:05 PM
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Fracking Our Food Supply

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Earlier this year, Michelle Bamberger, an Ithaca veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, published the first (and, so far, only) peer-reviewed report to suggest a link between fracking and illness in food animals. The authors compiled case studies of twenty-four farmers in six shale-gas states whose livestock experienced neurological, reproductive and acute gastrointestinal problems. Exposed either accidentally or incidentally to fracking chemicals in the water or air, scores of animals have died. The death toll is insignificant when measured against the nation’s livestock population (some 97 million beef cattle go to market each year), but environmental advocates believe these animals constitute an early warning.

Exposed animals “are making their way into the food system, and it’s very worrisome to us,” Bamberger says. “They live in areas that have tested positive for air, water and soil contamination. Some of these chemicals could appear in milk and meat products made from these animals.”

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Bamberger and Oswald consider these animals sentinels for human health. “They’re outdoors all day long, so they’re constantly exposed to air, soil and groundwater, with no break to go to work or the supermarket,” Bamberger says. “And they have more frequent reproductive cycles, so we can see toxic effects much sooner than with humans.”
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I just can't begin to say how bad fracking is... for everything.


"It is far better to be happy than to have your bodies act as graveyards for animals. Accordingly, the apostle Matthew partook of seeds, nuts and vegetables, without flesh"- Clement of Alexandria
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http://www.mfablog.org/2012/08/dairy-trade-group-condemns-tail-docking-of-cattle.html

 

Are you sure the farmers just aren't chopping them off themselves?


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#4 Old 12-01-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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What we are doing to our environment is disgusting. But unfortunately the love for money and greed tends to outweigh common sense and conscious living. Sometimes I think that people will never learn until we're all sick and dying and mutated from the crap they pump into the air, water, and soil.

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