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Big Ag = Big Pollution

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

If you've ever been curious about why an environmental group like EWG has such an interest in farm subsidies, yesterday's Washington Post has the answer. Agribusiness pollutes the air, water and land on par with cars and trucks, but the firmly entrenched farm lobby and its powerful allies in Congress throw their collective weight around not just to protect their porky subsidies, but also to prevent any laws from passing that might cost them a buck - whether it's spent to protect Americans' health or not.

The article is long, but worth a read, and when you're finished, visit EWG's farm subsidy database to see who's getting the ag dollars in your area.

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