- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - An environmental sciences professor says eating less meat can help the Chesapeake Bay.

James Galloway of the University of Virginia tells the Daily Press (https://bit.ly/2cbutYZ) that farm animal waste is a big part of the nitrogen runoff that depletes oxygen in the bay.

Galloway says eating one-third less meat from cows, pigs and chickens in the watershed could make the difference. He says Americans typically consume 30 percent more protein than they need.

Nitrogen helps fuel the harmful algal blooms and dead zones that kill marine plants and animals in the bay. States such as Virginia have been working for to reduce nitrogen runoff, and are making collective progress toward that goal.

___

Information from: Daily Press, https://www.dailypress.com/


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide