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The Iowa Environmental Council, the Des Moines Water Works and 18 central Iowa businesses have joined a coalition urging Tyson Foods to adopt new land-use rules for producers who supply livestock to Tyson processing plants. A Tyson Foods spokesperson says the groups are making misleading claims about the company, which is committed to continuous environmental improvement. Elise Peterson-Trujillo is a Des Moines organizer for “Mighty Earth,” a Washington, D.C.-based environmental group, “Unfortunately, the meat industry is currently driving production practices of feed grains that pollute our waterways with excess fertilizer pollutants.

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