Welcome to Safe Food and Fertilizer
Thank you for your interest in learning more about hazardous and other industrial wastes in fertilizer. It has only been in recent years that the public has become aware of this method of disposal, and only then because of the persistence of a few Washington farmers, a small town mayor and the outstanding investigative skills of a Seattle Times’ reporter. The resulting investigative series “Fear in the Fields: How Hazardous Waste Becomes Fertilizer” was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting.
We are at a point in history, where the silent majority – those who care about the environment and children’s health – can no longer afford to remain silent. The consequences of environmental change are all around us, and like “canaries in the coal mine” our children are paying the price as sentinels. Statistics on childhood illnesses since 1980 are staggering. Asthma has increased 142%; cancer continues to rise at 1% per year; birth defects are rising; and 17% of all children under age 19 have some form of developmental disability. Even the EPA acknowledges the “probable cause” is “environmental toxins” and that most likely the damage is being done in-utero.
We have a unique opportunity to unite behind this issue that literally affects every one of us, and send a clear message to our elected officials that we want nothing less than a clean environment, and healthful food. I implore you to get involved and stay involved until this method of disposal has been banned and protective standards set.
Please join me in protecting our future by demanding safe food and fertilizer.
Safe Food and Fertilizer
617 H St. SW
Quincy, WA 98848
A project of Earth Island Island.
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