Fracking and Food

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Abrahm Lustgarten is a reporter with Pro Publica, where he is currently writing about hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a technique used to get natural gas from the ground. A mix of water, sand and chemicals is injected 8,000 feet into the ground where it ruptures the earth causing mini-earth quakes and releasing natural gas.  In areas where franking occurs, the most common result is contaminated water. 

Noted food writer Barry Estabrook has also written about how fracking affects our food supply

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