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Downstream Disaster

There are so many reasons to end factory farming and other forms of industrial agriculture. So many reasons to transition to organic, regenerative farming and land use.

In this short video, Philip Lymbery, author of “Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were” and CEO of Compassion in World Farming, walks us through one of those reasons: We’re killing off sea life.

According to this video, the Gulf of Mexico dead zone covers about 6,000 square miles. A recent article puts that number at 8,800 square miles—the size of New Jersey.

It’s not just the Gulf of Mexico that’s in trouble. Since the 1960s, the number of dead zones worldwide has doubled every decade. It’s a high price to pay for “cheap meat.”

Watch ‘Dead Zone: The Downstream Disaster’

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