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INTRODUCTION May 27, 2009 Many Americans have no idea where their food comes from, and many have no desire to find out. That is unfortunate. Every bite we eat has had some impact on the natural environment, somewhere in the world. And as the planet grows more crowded, and more farmers turn to industrialized methods.
RICK DOVE has been an advocate for the Waterkeeper Alliance since July 2000. A former Riverkeeper, Rick has spent much of his time training Waterkeepers and helping new programs develop into strong advocates for clean water. He continues to with work numerous Waterkeepers in North Carolina and other states, as well as staff attorneys at the Waterkeeper.
Helen Reddout lives in Washington State where she and her husband have operated commercial cherry orchards for 49 years. After her husbands death in 2004 Helen took over the operation of 180 A. orchard. Born in southwestern Missouri, Helen spent her teenage years on a small dairy farm, later graduated from Central Washington University,.
Karen Hudson is from Elmwood, IL – an all-American town outside of Peoria that was devastated by waste lagoon spills and put economic pressure from dairy CAFOs in the region. Families and neighbors were torn apart over the damage to the land, the environment, and profits. Karen formed a grassroots group, “Families Against Rural Messes” to fight the.