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The Fight Against Factory Farm Pollution

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 29, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 18:37

(Originally aired July 25,2018) Guest: Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor of Applied Environmental Health University of Maryland Earlier this month, jurors in Raleigh, North Carolina settled down for a month-long federal lawsuit about pig poop. In August, a North Carolina jury in another federal trial handed down a $470 million dollar judgment against one of these massive pig farms. If you’ve ever passed a large pig farm or cattle operation and rolled up your windows to keep out the stench, imagine living next door to it. Neighbors believe the regulations that govern how smelly and messy a hog farm can be haven’t kept pace with just how huge these farms have become. So they’ve been suing the farms under nuisance laws – and winning those cases. What will that mean for meat production in the US.