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E-M:/ Pamphlet offers whiff of reality, alerting would-be rural dwellers



Folks:

 

I’ll be very curious to actually get one of these and compare it in a “sniff test” to the smell of CAFOs.  For traditional livestock operations, this may well be a great tool – if someone not familiar with traditional farming moves near an operation, they may not realize that there may be some smells that may not be great.  But that should not be confused with the noxious, persistent odors associated with many CAFOs – no scratch and sniff can possibly capture that smell, and any that attempt to wrap in the H2S and ammonia might be considered a health danger.  Of course, I am sure that folks throughout the CAFO region will GLADLY bottle up waste from their local operations and send it to someone who wants a realistic experience – but then you have to spread it all over your house and live with it for weeks, day and night, to get the full effect.

 

Anne

 

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Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter

109 East Grand River AvenueLansing, MI  48906

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Subject: E-M:/ Pamphlet offers whiff of reality, alerting would-be rural dwellers

 

Pamphlet offers whiff of reality, alerting would-be rural dwellers

Homebuyers naturally are curious about their new neighbors. Ottawa County wants them to get to know each other even before anyone makes an offer.
Just scratch and sniff. The county is distributing a pamphlet that releases a genuine cow manure odor.

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