And, where did that food come from? What can happen to the waste from processing it?
Join Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake for a special film screening and Chesapeake Conversation that explores how some pet food waste is stored – in DAF tanks, large waste-water treatment technologies that remove suspended solids to clarify wastewater. In Wicomico County, the DAF tank holds processed products from the production of poultry and other animal waste for pet food. These tanks can seriously impact the quality of our environment and the health of our communities. In this Thursday’s (June 1st) Chesapeake Conversation, we’ll hear directly from Wicomico County resident Lynette Kenney whose quality of life has been degraded by the DAF tank, alongside the Wicomico Environmental Trust, who advocated alongside community members on this issue.
This Chesapeake Conversation will begin with an optional screening of “Gut Soup”, a 27-minute documentary detailing the impact of the Wicomico County DAF tank. The screening will begin promptly at 6:25 PM, before we move into the Chesapeake Conversation and discussion portion of this event at 7:00 PM. We highly recommend viewing this film ahead of the Chesapeake Conversation, either on your own using THIS LINK or by joining us for the group screening.