There are problems in the heartland

Published 9:43 am Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Discover a world of natural beauty and travel along the rural areas of southern Minnesota. Take a scenic drive through the agricultural areas, home to waving corn fields and beautiful soybean fields. Areas near Minnesota’s major transportation routes, especially those along Interstate 90 and Interstate 35, offer scenic views of major feedlots. Don’t miss the counties of Blue Earth, Jackson, Martin, Nicollet, Nobles, Renville, Rock and Stevens — counties saturated with the highest number of large concentrated animal feeding operations).

Minnesota is home to 10,000 lakes and over 18,000 feedlots — you shouldn’t have any trouble locating several dozen feedlots along your drive. Explore the ruination that big ag is causing to rural Minnesota. And, to truly enjoy your trip, be sure to roll down your windows. No trip is complete without a whiff of the stench from Minnesota feedlots. Plus, as a souvenir of your trip, take home some water from southern Minnesota lakes, rivers or wetlands — where else can you find water that is high in nitrates, E.coli and other harmful bacteria?

Discover Third World conditions right here in America’s heartland today, where people cannot drink the water, brush their teeth, wash their clothes or dishes and fear the water that they bathe or swim in.

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Brad Trom

Blooming Prairie