What the Frack?

What Will Fracking Do to Your Food Supply?

The controversial gas-drilling practice is tainting water. Your food might be next.

by Barry Estabrook May 14, 2011

There’s a stunning moment in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland, where a man touches a match to his running faucet—to have it explode in a ball of fire. This is what hydraulic fracturing, a process of drilling for natural gas known as “fracking,” is doing to many drinking water supplies across the country. But the other side of fracking—what it might do to the food eaten by people living hundreds of miles from the nearest gas well—has received little attention…..(cont)

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(image of fracking well photo credit: Riverkeeper)