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The Factory Farm Toilet

Manure from industrial agriculture is the primary source of nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways.  Much of the nitrates devastating the Mississippi river are coming from Iowa, a state with well over 14,000 CAFOs.  Iowa contributes an average of 29 percent of the nitrate load to the Mississippi-Atchafalaya Basin, 45 percent to the Upper Mississippi River Basin and 55 percent to the Missouri River Basin.  Read more...



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