China's taste for pork serves up a pollution problem

There are 5 comments on the The Guardian story from Jan 1, 2013, titled China's taste for pork serves up a pollution problem. In it, The Guardian reports that:

No one asked the villagers of Houtonglong before the pig farm was built near their homes and their health began to suffer Piglets at a farm in Suining, Sichuan province.

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Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#1 Jan 1, 2013
I don't know how long can the Chinese endure the horrific pollution going on in China.
OKAAAY

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jan 1, 2013
Just had some nice sizzling pork chops over jasmine rice and 2 eggs sunnyside up!

Mmmmmmmmmm Good!
This is true

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jan 1, 2013
But at 270 lbs per person, US eats more meat than the whole world combined!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/27/1...
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#4 Jan 1, 2013
This is true wrote:
But at 270 lbs per person, US eats more meat than the whole world combined!
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/27/1...
Yeah, bad Americans. I eat 4-5 Oz of meat a day, or 100 lbs of meat a year.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#5 Jan 1, 2013
Drgunzet wrote:
I don't know how long can the Chinese endure the horrific pollution going on in China.
This is more of a sign of the problems in the economy than pollution standards.

The pollution here can be fixed easily with a simple machine, a muck spreader. Within a couple of days the 'pollution' will have been turned into valuable fertiliser which can be used in other farms.

Even subsistence farming does this so how is it possible industrial scale farming doesn't?

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