"Environmental Groups Say 10,000-Hog Farm Pollutes Waterways"

"In a lawsuit filed in federal district court, the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, the Waterkeeper Alliance and Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation accuse a Jones County hog farmer of illegally disposing of and discharging animal waste into creeks, rivers, ditches and lands surrounding the farm."

Source: Raleigh News & Observer, 08/06/2012
August 15, 2012 to August 18, 2012

Urban Agriculture Summit

Urban agriculture is becoming an essential element of food security, improving access to healthy, affordable food in a rapidly urbanizing world, generating much-needed skills development and local employment, and improving local environmental and community health. The first Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto, Canada, presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and FoodShare, will be action-oriented.

SEJ Member Spotlight: Paula Crossfield

New SEJ member Paula Crossfield is a founder and managing editor of the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN), the first and only independent, nonprofit news organization that produces investigative journalism in the critically under-reported areas of food, agriculture, and environmental health. She is also a founder of Civil Eats, a national news site on sustainable food issues.


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