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Oh gross - Sign this Petition to stop Organic Crops from being watered with FRACKING waste

Allison Friedman MA, United States 0 Ratings 362 Discussions 89 Group posts

Posted by: Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

From Care2:

Farmers are using fracking or oil drilling wastewater (leftover from oil/gas wells)! The USDA bans petroleum-derived fertilizers in organic standards, but the same rules don't apply to the water on the crops. The USDA hasn't even established what levels of these chemicals are safe for human consumption.

In increasingly drought-stricken areas like California, oil companies last year supplied half the water that went to the 45,000 acres of farmland in Kern County's Cawelo Water District, where certified organic grapes and raisins are grown.

For our health and safety, the USDA needs to immediately stop the practice of watering our crops with chemical-laden fracking wastewater - and definitely stop farmers from labeling those crops "organic".

To sign; http://bit.ly/1O433BH

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