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Poultry Summit To Play Up Green Methods

by 5m Editor
29 October 2007, at 10:02am

SALISBURY - The Eastern Shore Poultry Summit scheduled this Thursday might appear in name only to be a conglomeration on how to improve poultry growing practices, but the chicken industry is preparing to tout its environmentally-friendly disposal and cleanup methods.

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"There are ways to move forward and reduce the nutrients that are finding their way into the region's waterways,"

Waterkeeper Alliance spokeswoman Jillian Gladstone.

Multiple university professors and local environmental leaders have been lined up by the New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance to speak about the problems facing poultry industry pollution and how bird litter and nutrients harm the region's waterways. The discussion is designed to encourage positive and realistic solutions to reduce chicken operation pollution, said Waterkeeper Alliance spokeswoman Jillian Gladstone.

"There are ways to move forward and reduce the nutrients that are finding their way into the region's waterways," Gladstone said. "This is not going to be a bash-fest. It's not focusing strictly on the negative."

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is expected to headline the event at 11:30 a.m. with a speech which advocates larger enforcement efforts by his office to investigate state eniviron- mental laws.

Source: DelmarvaNow

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