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Water Wars — Destroying the Essence of Life

Contaminated Water

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  • Since 2011, about 400 square miles of forest, marshes and grasslands in the Upper Mississippi watershed have been lost to agriculture and urban development
  • Forests and marshes help to keep water supplies naturally cleansed and refreshed — the opposite of what occurs when industrial agriculture moves in
  • Among the environmental assaults already being seen include increased nitrate contamination in drinking water and rapidly depleting aquifers

By Dr. Mercola

Mark Twain once wrote, "The basin of the Mississippi is the body of the nation," but even the mighty Mississippi is facing mounting environmental threats.


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