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In this podcast episode, I’m uncovering the toxic story behind what folks want us to think is a harmless fertilizer.
I’m talking with Julie Lay. Julie has a BS in Animal Science from Auburn University and until 2020 spent her entire career working in the food safety industry, which you could argue she’s still doing, but in a very different way, today.
Podcast Episode Highlights
- What is bio-sludge?
- Why did Julie get so passionate about bio sludge?
- What are the issues with bio sludge?
- A look at the term ‘organic’
- A closer look at a farm situation in Michigan
- Why are farmers using these products?
- What are effects of this stuff on the crops?
- Which crops are being effected the most?
- What is the safest way to get rid of this bio-sludge?
- What can we do about this problem?
- Are there any companies helping fight the issue?
- Final tips and resources
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Podcast Episode Resources and Links Mentioned
The documentary featuring Julie: https://www.southernexposurefilms.org/films/soiled
More about Maine’s biosludge ban: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/12/maine-bans-sewage-sludge-fertilizer-farms-pfas-poisoning
One article Julie mentioned: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/livestock/article/2022/05/06/michigan-farm-cautionary-tale-pfas
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