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Government

Local Groups Urge EPA to Protect Watershed from CAFO’s

Regional Groups Urge U.S. EPA to address CAFO-related impacts to the Western Lake Erie Watershed Today, a coalition of 30 environmental, farm, grass-roots and other organizations sent the attached letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to initiate urgent protective actions for Lake Erie, including declaring the western basin an impaired watershed. These […]

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Food/Drink Government

Industrial Farms, Water, Money vs Public Health

Part One of a Series of Articles on CAFOs – Industrial Farms, 2014 Muncie, IN (NEWS)– In case you missed it, our neighbors to the Northeast experienced a shock and an inconvenience when they were told to avoid drinking their city’s water. Ohio’s republican governor, John Kasich, had to declare a state of emergency so […]

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Government Wellness

Conservative Hoosier Physician Calls Out Polluters/Politicians

photo courtesy of indianawater.com MUNCIE, Indiana – After a long weekend under a slow news environment, I got very excited when I read an opinion piece about Infant Mortality Rates. It should be noted, I get very little excitement from the conservative newspapers dominating the Indiana landscape – most of them owned by Gannett, but […]

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Press Releases

CAFO Alert: HEC Hosting Workshop for Residents of Blackford, Jay & Randolph

Hoosier Environmental Council to Host Feb. 22nd Workshop to Help Residents Address CAFO Air and Water Concerns in Blackford, Jay, and Randolph Counties Hartford City, IN – There are a number of confined feeding operations (CAFOs/CFOs) in eastern Indiana, especially within Jay, Randolph, and Blackford counties.  These confined feeding operations are raising serious concerns for […]

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Culture

Factory Farms (CAFO’s) Need a Second Look

Attending the recent CAFO Watch conference in Chesterfield, Indiana, was a second-generation farmer & livestock producer from Missouri named Terry Spence. Mr. Spence is co-founder and president of Family Farms for the Future and CLEAN (Citizens Legal Environmental Action Network). Terry is also an independent consultant for the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project which focuses on […]

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Culture

Our Food System – CAFO Watch Conference

(Photo : John Klein/Ed Steinman/Lighthawk) It’s a Saturday morning in Middletown America and speakers from Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, and Illinois converge into a medium sized conference center to speak in front of a diverse group of attendees from around age 18 to 80 years of age. What kind of speakers would draw such a large […]