Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Irrigation with Black Water

Farmers in Mexico who irrigate with black water fear that a sewage treatment plant will result in no water, or water that is somehow worse for their crops.

Food production is full of such tough choices, but what really doesn't help is when folk take a stance based on their own limited experiences, rather than science, such as the farmer dismissing the dangers of raw sewage used on crops by saying "plants won't absorb poison; they would die."

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