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By supporting the work and research conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists you are helping promote a sustainable food system and independent science.

| May 23, 2013

  • UCS supporters have already sent more than 100,000 letters to lawmakers this year demanding a healthier, more sustainable approach to food and farms.
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A press release from The Union of Concerned Scientists.

They're called coastal dead zones. Oxygen gets sucked out of the water. Some fish swim in, lose consciousness, and die. Others are driven out of their habitat. Sea life is decimated. Entire ecosystems are stressed. A dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is almost the size of New Jersey.

We know that fertilizer and manure run-off from huge farms is part of the problem, so why is this waste still streaming into our oceans?

Because federal policies encourage industrial-scale agriculture — putting the interests of big food companies ahead of the environment and consumers.



Right now, food industry lobbyists are swarming Capitol Hill as Congress debates the Farm Bill, the single most important piece of U.S. food policy. We can make sure the bill benefits consumers, farmers, local economies, and the land we live on, but not if food industry lobbyists have their way. They're pushing for a status quo that benefits big business at our expense, but UCS supporters are fighting back.

Donate today and stand up for science-based farming practices that protect our planet.






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