Want to cost the Humane Society of the United States over $12 million while protecting the future of animal agriculture? Then call your representatives in Congress and ask that they support the King Amendment.
An initiative that would require egg-laying hens to be “cage-free” and that would prohibit the sale of pork and veal from animals raised in housing the state banned in 2008 was approved for the November ballot.
With the global epidemic of food waste, valuable on-farm inputs are thrown out along with the food. For example,19% of all fertilizer is lost to food waste in the United States; worldwide that number increases to 23%.
Inspectors tested and discovered a harmful chemical in tainted sewer sludge from the Lapeer, Michigan waste water treatment plant, back in 2017. Those solids were used for fertilizer. Today, it’s still not an option.
Nine years ago, one of the first bioreactors was installed on Mike Bravard’s farm near Jefferson, Iowa. Last week, that bioreactor was reconditioned, all in an effort to make water cleaner for people downstream.