New Health Threat May Be Blowing in the Wind

Raw, untreated manure from dairy lagoons has over 150 known pathogens, viruses and bacteria plus 300 known volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Rural Wisconsinites deserve protection from these health threats by both the industries that produce our food and the manure and the agencies assigned to protect our food supply and our health, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

Health should not be measured only by the quality of the products produced and consumed, but by the degree to which the air, soil and water are modified by those who use these resources to make a profit. Please urge the DNR and DATCP to ban the use of center pivot irrigation systems as a new alternative for liquid manure application.

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One response to “New Health Threat May Be Blowing in the Wind

  1. Jean

    This photo should be titled “Got” My Drift? Kewaunee Wisconsin. Drift from irrigation systems is a reality…your picture clearly reveals this. Thank you for bringing attention to this issue, and Datcap’s discrimination in what they deem is a health threat!

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