Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ag Article Tuesday

Article Round-up for the past week:

September 3, North Carolina State University Many urban streams harmful to aquatic life following winter pavement de-icing. The use of salt to de-ice pavement can leave urban streams toxic to aquatic life, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study on the influence of winter runoff in northern U.S. cities, with a special focus on eastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee. More than half of the Milwaukee streams included in this study had samples that were toxic during winter de-icing. In eastern and southern Wisconsin, all streams studied had potentially toxic chloride concentrations during winter, with lingering effects into the summer at some streams. http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/09/03/many-urban-streams-harmful-to-aquatic-life-following-winter-pavement-de-icing.htm

September 2, NaturalNews – (Michigan) Antibiotic tainted beef illegally sold for human consumption. The FDA is seeking a permanent injunction against ScenicView Dairy of Hamilton, Michigan for ignoring multiple warnings about the tainted meat. According to reports, the FDA has warned Scenic View Dairy at least eight times since 2001. http://www.naturalnews.com/029644_beef_antibiotics.html

These two are a bit old:

Fungus Infects Basil Crops

Dairy Farms Misuse Antibiotics

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