Literature Review of Contaminants in Livestock and Poultry Manure and Implications for Water Quality
See page 13 for pathogens and page 39 for artificial hormones
Earth Day Indy Is April 22
Save the Date if in the Indy area. Earth Day Indy is . Indiana CAFO Watch will have a booth. Please stop by and say hello.
Too Many Food Recalls to List
There are so many recalls of food that I could not possibly list all of them. Please visithttps://www.foodsafety.gov/recalls/recent/index.html It is concerning that so many food products are on the market with issues.
HB1494 Has Not Had a Hearing in the Senate, as of March 24, 2017
International Commission Seeking Public Input on Great Lakes Water Quality Programs and Progress
Public Input on Great Lakes Water Quality Programs and Progress for the International Joint Commission (IJC) may be made through this link until April 15. Information about the work of this binational commission between the United States and Canada is also available at that website. The IJC has been conducting a series of public meetings to directly receive public input. On March 23, a public meeting was held in the Toledo, Ohio Area. More than 100 concerned citizens attended and many gave public comment expressing their concern about the need for stronger actions to protect Lake Erie and all of the Great Lakes. This was the first public meeting of the IJC in the Toledo area since the water emergency of August, 2014, when hazardous algal blooms in Lake Erie forced the city of Toledo to suspend use of water from Lake Erie for its municipal water supply. This event was referred to frequently throughout the public meeting as part of the public’s demand for better protection for Lake Erie. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Commissioners present from the IJC, one from the U.S.A and two from Canada, spoke of the urgent need for the governments of the U.S and Canada to take action to prevent more occurrences of toxic algal blooms such as occurred off-shore from Toledo in 2014. The Commissioners also pointed out that the IJC is an advisory body with no direct legislative or regulatory authority. The American member of the Commission than ended by telling the public that elections matter and that concerned citizens needed to work to elect public officials who would act to bring about the change that the public at this meeting was strongly demanding.