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Scientists Recommend Halting Future Confinement Construction

posted on December 1, 2006

Recommendations to block construction of future hog lots in Iowa have been published following a summit on hog lots two years ago.

A team of researchers, led by a University of Iowa toxicologist, says the state should not allow new large hog confinement operations in order to protect people's health.

The Iowa Pork Board criticized the report, saying a call for a moratorium is not supported by research that was left out of the University of Iowa study.

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