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Tyson Fined For Contaminating River

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that factory farms pollute our waterways more than all other industrial sources combined. That is because animals raised for food produce approximately 130 times as much excrement as the entire human population or 87,000 pounds per second. Tyson Fresh Meats, the world's largest beef and pork supplier, is no different. The Justice Department recently fined Tyson $2 million for pumping animal waste into the Missouri River. Tyson discharges about 5 million gallons of "treated wastewater" from a Nebraska beef processing facility into the river each day, caused high levels of toxicity to aquatic life in the river.

To read the full article please search online for Tyson Fined $2M For Mucking Up Missouri River

Although $2 million is not a significant amount of money for Tyson, it hopefully sends the message that greed and profit should not trump our sacred role of being good stewards of God’s Creation. However, factory farms should not be the only ones to blame, but also all those who support them knowing the havoc they create in the environment.

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