"Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released
by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough
emission standards from man-made sources."
- Ronald Reagan
The October, 2013 issue of the Argentine journal Medicina has published a review of environmental factors such as chemical runoffs from farm operations on the effect of brain disorders and neurodevelopment in human infants.
In recent years there was a striking increase of these disorders especially attention deficit hyperactivity disorders and pervasive development disorder. Environmental factors such as the intoxication of the fetus by especially heavy metals lead and mercury are to blame in some children, of these disorders. Other substances of wide use, little degradation and maintenance in the food chain as pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and now the recycling of electronic waste put especially infants and children at risk, and even more so in the developing countries.
Rewinding the clock, 14 years ago, Notmilk issued a warning by reporting:
Saturday, June 19, 1999 - Toxic chemical runoff from farms is scaring the lab coats off of scientists.
Michael Delamore, chief of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's drainage program in Fresno, has been analyzing a study of toxic farm chemicals in waterways and he is more than perplexed. Both male and female reproductive organs were found in one-third of the 87 field mice, house mice, harvest mice, and California voles trapped last year on land that once collected toxic runoff at the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos, California.
Technically, the rodents seem to be pseudo-hermaphroditic, according to biologist Gary Santolo, who led the investigation. They appear to be males from the outside and lack external female genitalia, but have a fully developed set of internal female organs in addition to functional male sexual organs."
How much waste can a cow produce?
A Cow can eat 70-100 pounds of commercial feed and drink the equivalent of a 55-gallon drum of water each day. There are more than nine million cows in America and the FDA allows up to fifty times the levels of pesticides used on their feed crops as are permitted for human corn, oats, and soybeans crops.
Those toxins are sprayed on crops and find their way into America's streams and rivers. Those toxins accumulate in their flesh and body fluids of farm animals which consumers then eat. So do the toxins excreted in bovine body waste.
Nine million cows produce one billion pounds of body waste each day. There are ten times that amount of hogs and beef cattle, not to mention chickens, lambs, and other animals raised to feed America.
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's
the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- Dan Quayle
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