14 Feb '12, 6pm

Local Chapter of Organic Food Group Comes Out Against Hydro-Fracking

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , Ohio News page , and our Environment and Climate Resource Center page . Following is a resolution recently approved by the Athens Area Chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association: WHEREAS, agriculture is an essential part of Ohio's economy that provides food to consumers and employment to farmers, farm workers, businesses and all those who are part of some aspect of agriculture; and WHEREAS, the Athens Farmers Market has been cited as one of the best farmers markets in the United States; and WHEREAS, restaurants and thousands of consumers rely on the locally grown food that is produced by operators of numerous small farms in our area; and WHEREAS, the toxic chemicals used in horizontal "fracking" represent a dangerous risk to human health; and WHEREAS, there is evidence el...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24877.cfm

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