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24. The Killing Fields: Industrial Agriculture, 400 Dead Zones & GMO Corn
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 11:30 AM
Jun 2016

This article by Elizabeth Kucinich is from 2013, but it is helpful in setting out how the GMO corporate crops - corn in particular - are KILLING our Gulf of Mexico -- as well as creating DEAD ZONES in many other places.

"At least 400 dead zones have been identified in coastal oceans around the world. One of the biggest is in the Gulf of Mexico."

You can be sure that if there were 400 ZOMBIE ZONES created by the GMO-Chemical-Industrial Ag Conglomerates in 2013, there are many more than that now.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

As if the BP spill and Corexit wasn't enough. Now this. Triana Jun 2016 #1
That should be quite a cocktail. lpbk2713 Jun 2016 #2
Sustainable organic agriculture is the answer to this problem Scientific Jun 2016 #3
The same corporations killing the Gulf, are the ones attacking organic farms and food Scientific Jun 2016 #5
the truth G_j Jun 2016 #7
And though it's an unpopular notion, the end of factory livestock industry Doremus Jun 2016 #17
K & R Quantess Jun 2016 #4
It's ironic the question this brings to mind: ReRe Jun 2016 #6
It's not that they hate you. They're neutral as far as your well being is concerned Volaris Jun 2016 #12
Dog-eat-dog captalism... ReRe Jun 2016 #13
Ayep that's about the short of it. Volaris Jun 2016 #14
Chemical Industrial GMO Conglomerates' ZOMBIE ZONE Scientific Jun 2016 #8
I want my meat Chuuku Davis Jun 2016 #9
Of course you can have your GMO-fed industrial meat. And the DEAD ZONE, too. Scientific Jun 2016 #10
Dead Zone, Inc. & Red Tide getting it on in our once-beautiful Gulf Scientific Jun 2016 #11
GMO-Industrial-Chemical Corporate farming yields vast quantities of Dead Shit: Eutrophication Scientific Jun 2016 #15
The Doers of this Death are the Same Corporate Creeps attacking clean, organic farms & food Scientific Jun 2016 #16
Apparently, GMOs are to blame despite... Lancero Jun 2016 #18
Biotechnology became commercialized in the early 70s. Rex Jun 2016 #19
Medical yes. But the first agricultural GMOs weren't introduced until the 80's... Lancero Jun 2016 #20
GMOs didn't start the problem, but they have perpetuated it Scientific Jun 2016 #23
Except it's, yet again, a demand problem. Lancero Jun 2016 #25
The Killing Fields: Industrial Agriculture, 400 Dead Zones & GMO Corn Scientific Jun 2016 #24
is it gmos that have been accused of causing this onethatcares Jun 2016 #21
"Industrial scale meat production" the cause, you say? flvegan Jun 2016 #22
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