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  •  Agri-business causes Gulf of Mexico dead zone (9+ / 0-)
    The major factor driving the size of the dead zone—beyond changing flooding patterns—is the use and overuse of fertilizers in America’s rich Midwestern corn belt. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated that 153,000 metric tons of nutrients flowed down the swollen Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers during May—a 16% increase over the nutrient load average seen during the past 34 years.
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    Obscene taxpayer subsidies to mega-multinational companies to kill all life in the sea. Your tax dollars at work.

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