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Goal 6: Environmental Impacts

Objective: To decrease adverse environmental impacts from farming and food system activities.
Synopsis: Agricultural runoff (e.g., manure, fertilizer) is one of the sources of phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain, which drives blue-green algae blooms that can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and other animals. A recent study of the Missisquoi Bay Basin found that fields planted in permanent corn or corn-hay…