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More Voices Implicating Big Agriculture for Lake Erie Toxic Algae

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Toledo drinking crises may be over for the time being but a growing chorus of voices has said that the problem still hasn’t been solved.

The Toledo Blade writes:

"While people in Toledo may think of Lake Erie water quality as a sewage or factory issue, it is increasingly an agricultural land-use issue. The Maumee River watershed — the largest and the most important for western Lake Erie — is 73 percent agricultural land."

Read the full article here.

Table Scraps:

The Utica-Observer Dispatch writes that pesticides in Midwest watersheds could be contaminating New York water

Fresh Plaza reports that 81 percent of U.S. families consume organic products

Tweet of the Day:

Jason Rano ‏@ranoffic

Companies & orgs opposed to #GMO labeling have spent $27M this year lobbying on the issue: http://news.yahoo.com/u-gmo-labeling-foes-triple-spending-first-half-040407707--sector.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory … via @Reuters

Herd on the Hill:

The Washingtonian reports that Bonchon, a Korean fried-chicken chain, will open its first DC location in 2015.

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