Industrial agriculture plays a significant role in Iowa’s water quality crisis. This includes pollution from manure application, runoff and spills that contaminate waterways with bacteria, nitrates, phosphorus, antibiotics, and heavy metals.
Even the notoriously brash billionaire backs down from fight with GMO seed giant.
Clear Lake, Iowa — What comes up, must go down. As the race for the presidential campaign field of 2016 heats up, Donald Trump's poll numbers have started to slip. The first place this has been noticed is in Iowa, where the latest Des Moines Register Poll has Trump trailing Ben Carson by 9 points.
By helping Americans connect the dots between how their food is grown and its impact on human health, the environment and family farmers, Kenner's film, which stars Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, has forced mega agribusiness giants on the defensive, leading many firms to launch negative PR campaigns to attack the movie, which has become popular with dozens of conventional farmers I've talked to across the country who believe the movie is an accurate portrayal of not only how corporations, but also government regulations unintentionally or intentially harm family farmers.