Animal Waste a Heavy Burden for Environment – Guan Xiaofeng

From China Daily:

Experts have warned of environmental pollution from increased animal husbandry, as the country became the world’s top meat and egg producer last year.

“Domestic animal and poultry waste has become a major source of environmental pollution,” Oriental Outlook Weekly quoted Wu Weixiang, associate professor with Zhejiang University‘s College of Agriculture, as saying in its latest issue.

Wu said animal husbandry in China produces 2.7 billion tons of animal and poultry waste every year, 3.4 times its industrial solid waste….[Full Text]

-Photo:Ducks on a fish pond in Yangliu Village, Lujiang County, Anhui Province. Zhou Yuedong.

March 3, 2007, 12:25 AM
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