Sunday, February 20, 2011

USF Microbiologist Tracks Pollution from Large Scale Chicken Operations

A USF microbiologist, Valerie Harwood, has found a source-specific micro-organism that she believes allows contaminated water to be traced back to poultry operations. Now that her approach has been validated in two peer-reviewed journals, it appears she was right and massive confined animal feeding operations may finally be held accountable for water pollution.

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