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E-M:/ WKAR comment yesterday on CAFOs



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Enviro-Mich message from Janet Kauffman <jkauffman@emich.edu>
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The next time somebody says CAFOs are the Future, recall:
CAFOs are not lean, strong, self-sustaining, or self-supporting.

CAFOs are bulked-up, old-fashioned, debt-heavy, steroid and farm-welfare 
addicts, who without subsidies, cost-shares, and price-supports, but oh, 
don't call it socialized agribusiness, yikes, and without the millions 
of gallons of clean and FREE groundwater they pump and pollute first 
thing, then spray back foul on Michigan watersheds where it seeps and 
drains and discharges to streams, illegally, not once in a while but 
every time liquid manure hits soils, who without paying a dime of a 
fine, without paying for clean-ups, without paying for drier waste 
systems, without monitoring or sampling downstream, without monitoring 
or sampling air, it's a trick of the Dutch treat, they don't pay their 
own way! -- without all these props and freebies --- they'd (so flimsy) 
flop.




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