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Why North Carolina has giant lagoons of pig poop

To slaughter nearly 130 million pigs in a year, we need a highly industrialized system. And indeed, that's the food system we've created.

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Game Of Thrones cast member warns of threat to beauty spots from large-scale pig farming

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Locals unite to stop hog farms from polluting their community

More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations.
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In North Carolina, hog waste pollution a familiar result. Will things ever change?

NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA —The full extent of Hurricane Florence's environmental damage isn't yet known in North Carolina, where waste from factory farms, coal ash, and other pollutants are contaminating floodwaters still on the rise after the largest East Coast deluge north of Florida in history.

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The unequal distribution of catastrophe in North Carolina

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Smithfield Foods ordered to pay millions to neighbors of hog farms

The North Carolina farms "generate many times more sewage than entire towns."
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