Trashing America: Chemical and Animal Litter, Part 3
Cow farms in the United States produce about "16,338 gallons of manure per acre per year." Chicken farms on the Delmarve Peninsula alone produce about 1.5 billion pounds of manure a year (more than the annual human waste of New York), and it's creating dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay, one of the nation's most important estuaries. The total amount of manure produced annually in the US is estimated to be over.....
by Frosty Wooldridge