Investigating the Role of State Permitting and Agriculture Agencies in Addressing Public Health Concerns Related to Industrial Food Animal Production.
Johns Hopkins researchers have found A fragmented regulatory approach, narrow regulations, a lack of health expertise among agency staff, and limited resources are barriers preventing effective responses by sampled state permitting and agriculture agencies. The human...
JEFFERSON CITY — While an ongoing Senate filibuster effectively killed a House bill that would limit authority to inspect animal farming operations, a Senate bill that would limit local authority over concentrated animal feeding operations passed the legislature on...
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The recent destruction in the midwest, especially Missouri, from tornadoes has made people question the impact of bad weather on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). There have been dramatic examples of CAFOs with roofs torn off after a tornado, but the true environmental destruction can be seen by photos taken after Hurricane Florence, when North Carolina cafos leaked pollution directly into the water. Environmental Working Group posted photos.
Todd Parnell is a lifelong environmental advocate, committed to the preservation of clean water and wild nature in the Ozarks especially. President Emeritus of Drury College in Missouri, his latest book is Pig Farm, a novel based loosely on the history of CAFOs in Missouri. Parnell was Chairman of the Clean Water Commission in Missouri before the legislature changed the nature of the CWC and replaced citizen members with members connected with the Ag Industry.