Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016: Toxic Isn't Tasty

Toxic Isn't Tasty.  Oil in their water is what the Standing Rock protectors are hoping to prevent, but we don't have to wait for the Dakota Access Pipeline to break to know what that might mean. California citrus growers are irrigating their crops with oil wastewater.

Alyssa Figueroa of Breast Cancer Action says "everyone including state regulators is asleep at the wheel," as 43% of the chemicals used in oil and gas operations have been shown to pose health and environmental risks.

This "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," Breast Cancer Action's annual "Think Before You Pink Campaign" has been bringing attention to two large citrus growers, Bee Sweet and Wonderful Citrus, who bedeck their products with pink ribbons while using oil wastewater for irrigation.  One day left to take action to stop this practice.

Listen now. 10:52 min

Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
Rose Aguilar Reports from Standing Rock
Cancer Fighter Corliss Watkins

No comments:

Post a Comment