Once again, an environmental group has used objective data to correlate the connection between waste from massive meat production facilities and detrimental waterway pollution, namely, the dead zone that plagues the Gulf of Mexico every summer.

The group Mighty Earth, which is chaired by former Democratic U.S. Rep. from California Henry Waxman, just released a report that ties the nation’s largest meat producer, Tyson foods, (and others) to the annual phenomenon, which occurs due to a dearth of oxygen in the water near the Mississippi Delta. (Here’s a handy graphic illustrating how the dead zone happens.)

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