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 Woiwode, Director
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
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offers whiff of reality, alerting would-be rural dwellers