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Jackie Hunt Christensen, Institute for Agriculture

This article explains the problems when toxic industrial waste and sewage sludge is disposed of by spreading it on farm lands and why it's also a food safety issue. Industrial wastes from steel mills, cement kilns, paper mills and other industrial manufacturing processes can be used in fertilizers and the land application of sewage sludge from treatment plants that accept toxic wastewater discharges from polluting industries are cheaper to dispose of in this manner. This practice not only contaminates farm soil but can also contaminate food crops and poison animals raised for meat.

This article was also published in pamphlet form and distributed by the Wedge Community Co-op in Minneapolis to educate their customers.

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