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MEXICO: Farmers offended over new Sewer Plant which can clear Irrigation Water

Ever surprise concerning the well being and cleanliness of a few of the Produce grown in poorer nations shipped to industrial nation grocery shops & bought to you ???

(Rebecca Blackwell/Related Press)

On this April 1, 2017 photograph, day laborers harvest broccoli grown with wastewater, close to Mixquiahuala, Hidalgo state, Mexico. Farmers within the Mezquital Valley use untreated sewage from Mexico Metropolis to water and fertilizer their crops. “Our life comes from these waters. It’s the sustenance,” says farmer Don Justino Lopez of Tepatepec.”

Anybody accustomed to the New River which flows northward out of Mexico’s Baja California at Mexicali, then you know the way horrifically contaminated that water is because it makes it is approach to the slowly dying Salton Sea. Been that approach for many years with out options. Now are you able to think about Imperial Valley farm produce being irrigated with that filthy disgusting New River water ? But down close to Mexico Metropolis’s inhabitants of 20+ million and all of the uncooked sewage they generate, additionally they apparently are incapable of cleansing up their sewer water which has been an ongoing downside for many Mexican cities. It is loaded with huge quantities of artificial chemical compounds and the putrid filthy human and animal fecal matter which the farmers apparently need inside the water, as a result of it is loaded with plant fertilizing vitamins (which they do not have to purchase from industrial Agro-Chemical Firms) for rising numerous produce. As sick as that sounds, that is precisely the way in which they like issues. The Farmers themselves who irrigate with this putrid wastewater additionally face well being dangers, together with roundworm and different parasite infections. Their households, particularly their kids are much more susceptible to diarrheal illness and salmonella. This contains a lot of the produce which can be contaminated by this filth which heads again to Mexico Metropolis to be bought in avenue markets again to the general public. Lots of the Mezquital Valley farmers downplay the well being dangers, claiming that generations of households have by no means suffered ailing results. Actually they usually wash their fingers within the brown water earlier than settling all the way down to eat lunch within the fields. One 89 year-old farmer they interviewed, Manuel Ortega, stated he was raised on leafy greens, beans and zucchini grown right here. He jokingly laughed and stated, 

“It by no means gave me the runs”

You possibly can learn for yourselves the remainder of the story about this uncooked sewage getting used as Mexico’s reply to sustainable agriculture.

New York Day by day Information: In Mexico, fears a brand new plant will kill wastewater farming

“Mexico Metropolis’s water disaster – from supply to sewer” The Guardian Nov 2015

 : Sean Smith for the Guardian

Sabino Juarez Corona and different activists protesting towards sewage outflows from Mexico Metropolis within the agricultural Tula valley. ‘The town sends us air pollution and we ship it again within the meals,’ says Juarez.

This photograph and quote above are from an earlier article about Mexico metropolis’s water and sewer downside by the Guardian in November 2015. So this current weird publicity is not only one thing solely now being revealed. Right here is that full article now. Very spooky!

The Guardian: Mexico Metropolis’s Water Disaster from Supply to Sewer

Imperial Valley’s personal water contamination Disaster from Mexico to Farms to Salton Sea

San Diego Union Tribune April 2014

Ann Johansson for The New York Instances


This topic ought to remind lots of Imperial Valley’s New River coming from Mexicali Mexico to the Salton Sea which has at all times been hotly debated matter for actually many years. Many environmentalists have been protesting how one thing must be achieved to save lots of the Salton Sea which has been reducing it is lake degree in recent times as a result of irrigation water has been bought to San Diego County by Imperial Irrigation District. Now there may be much less conventional farming which has been changed by huge Industrial Photo voltaic Farms. This interprets as much less drainage water being funneled north into the Salton Sea. However the primary downside for wildlife has at all times been concerning the filth being dumped in each New & Alamo Rivers other than the artificial science-based junk from industrial agriculture which can by no means cease. Even with extra water the Salton Sea has no probability due to the insane quantity of pollution dumped into it over many years. It is also a sickening well being hazzard for migrants shifting north by swimming on this New River’s poisonous soup. Good video under.


The Mexican polluted water downside doesn’t finish right here on the Imperial Valley both.

Tijuana’s sewage fouls shoreline from Imperial Seashore to Coronado at staggering charge yearly San Diego Tribune – April 2017


After extended drought within the area, rains flooded Tijuana from December by way of February, inflicting huge quantities of sewage to circulate into the Tijuana River, head north throughout the border and flush into the Pacific Ocean, fouling seashores all the way in which to Lodge del Coronado due to northward ocean currents.”

Tijuana’s sewage fouls shoreline from Imperial Seashore to Coronado at staggering charge yearly

The Tijuana River is a 3rd instance of Mexico’s foul river failures. That is one other a kind of ongoing by no means ending soiled legacies that has no viable resolution ever being discovered. On this silent video under, check out the huge scale with which such air pollution spreads far out to sea to the west whereas additionally creeping each north and south for miles and miles. Once more, spooky stuff of us!


Persons are going to have to take a look at who and what they’re placing their religion and belief into now days. The current March for Science was alleged to be about funding for science, nevertheless it was extra of a political motion selling one ideological worldview whereas demonizing one other. As I’ve said earlier than, I frankly do not see variations between both aspect of a difficulty. Immediately we learn a plethora of science articles about life on different planets, in the future going to Mars and terraforming that planet for all times. They don’t have any clue how this planet biologically capabilities and lack viable options to restoring life right here. Nevertheless we’re alleged to consider that science has answered all of the necessary questions and that they want extra funding for nugatory disciplines like (Astrobiology) for looking for life on different worlds, however they nonetheless cannot determine Earth’s biology. Why waste money and time on science fiction fantasy and fable funding when we now have supposedly extra necessary problems with local weather change, deforestation, water and air air pollution and so on ??? Has anybody else ever really seen actual world options on the market aside from the speculative proposals and video animations supplied as a type of clickbait leisure on varied digital media websites ??? Once more of us, begin questioning the current worldviews being shoved down the general public’s collective throats today. Additionally, be cautiously conscious of non-profit environmental organizations who regularly beg so that you can fund their trigger for the great struggle. Increasingly more of those are turning out to be scams for private wealth by those that run them. At one time there have been many such organizations who did good work, particularly in educating the general public. However these days are lengthy gone. If you see them writing extra about selling one political ideology over one other, then instantly soar ship earlier than it sinks and takes you with it.

illustration – wrongkindofgreen.org

The above picture captures the desires and aspirations of 21st century’s inexperienced model of anthropocentrism: photo voltaic, wind, wealth. Nature is nearly non-existent within the “local weather manufacturing unit” poster. It solely floats within the background as a mere afterthought.




 

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