Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Fracking in UK - significant risks to livestock and food chain.

Today we break our rule ( hey, we make the rules around here!! ) and feature a report in today's Independent (The) newspaper regarding conclusive research carried out by Cornell University's Professor Robert Oswald relating to serious and significant risks to UK livestock and therefore the food chain based on findings in six US states.

The Independent - Tuesday, 17th September 2013

'Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock'

"Professor Robert Oswald says his findings of deaths and deformities in American livestock are so alarming that Britain should halt the practice 'until its impact is fully assessed."

"Fracking for gas and oil in the British countryside poses such a significant risk to livestock that a moratorium should be imposed on the industry until its impact on food safety can be assessed, a leading researcher has warned."

Read the report by clicking this link:

Editors note: 

Please refer to our recent article gving specific details of the type and amount of chemicals typically deployed in fracking - and be apalled.

Note also, our earlier report where we mention the concern expressed by the French Agriculture Minister relating to the possible effect upon the food chain.

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