What happens when Big Oil and Big Ag join forces in the push for windfall profits and gigantic tax incentives? Well, much like a superstorm forms when separate weather events meet in perfect conditions, “super-lobbyists” form when separate, gigantic big business entities are in cahoots.
This is happening between the seemingly unrelated worlds of fracking (hydraulic fracturing) – a process by which buried rock formations are bombarded with chemicals for the purpose of extracting natural gas – and our nation’s highly industrialized food supply.
Big Oil and Big Ag together, fighting for the same causes? Think of it like the military might of the US and China combined. Would the rest of the world stand even a remote chance?
Read more about these surprising corporate bedfellows here: http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/01/foodfracking-connection-youve-never-thought-about