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Stop Irrigating 'Organic' Food with Fracking Wastewater, New Petition Says


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Stop Irrigating 'Organic' Food with Fracking Wastewater, New Petition Says

Nika Knight, staff writer

Most U.S. consumers are unaware that so-called "organic" produce can be grown with fracking wastewater, much less that the practice is common in drought-stricken regions such as California. Two environmental groups, the Sierra Club and Cornucopia International, today publicized a petition asking the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ban toxic irrigation of organic food.