Investors representing over USD1 trillion in assets are urging four large meat producers – Cargill, JBS, Perdue Farms and Smithfield Foods – to share information with them on potential water contamination and scarcity in meat-processing facilities in the US. A major driver for this move is climate change and its resulting extreme weather events. In October this year, over a dozen manure lagoons linked to hog and chicken farms had overflowing banks due to Hurricane Matthew. This contaminated groundwater supply with bacteria and nitrogen.
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