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Cheap Meat’s Cost to Water

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on January 18, 2017 - 1:07pm

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.

State of Iowa tries to remove constitutional right to free speech – apparently to protect Monsanto

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on January 11, 2017 - 11:53am

The First Amendment of the US constitution guarantees the right to free speech. In an astonishing and outrageous move, the State of Iowa wants to remove this fundamental right in its trial against two protesters against Monsanto, the activist known as Reverend Billy, and his co-defendant, Father Frank Cordaro, a peace activist and co-founder of the Des Moines, Iowa Catholic Worker Group.

Donald Trump says "Too much Monsanto in the Corn Creates Issues in the Brain" about Iowa Voters

Submitted by Dave Murphy on October 23, 2015 - 7:10pm

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.

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