for making dirt dirtier than ever…
Presented by Ron Finley, Accepted by Brendon Walsh
This land is not your land, this land is their land. One-third of the continental U.S. is devoted to industrial agriculture, bringing order and simplicity to a chaotic natural world and fostering dreams of perpetual growth despite finite resources. Our nominees are working hard to turn earth into one giant feedlot!
Tyson dumped millions of tons of pollutants into U.S. waterways. Drinking water contaminated with nitrates is linked to cancer, birth defects, and thyroid problems. Fertilizer pollution is also the leading cause of annual toxic algae blooms that cause Dead Zones in waterways across America.