New Study About Growing Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Links It to Meat Production, Factory Farming and Fertilizer

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Radioactivity August 2, 2017 11AM

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- we’ll talk later about the new lawsuit filed against FOX News over allegedly issuing a false story about former Democratic staffer Seth rich and the Wikileaks documents that became so prominent in last year’s election.

But first there’s a new report which says that the meat industry is responsible for that large and growing dead zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The dead zone has been growing for years and this year its estimated it will be 8,000 square miles- about the size of Massachusetts.

We’re joined now by Lucia von Reusner, Campaign Director with Might Eart and author of the report (which is here