Lawmaker Wants Label On Food Made With ‘Fracking Water’

A California lawmaker has proposed a new label for food irrigated with what he calls “fracking water.”

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, said such water might include harmful contaminants, including carcinogens.

Oil companies sell Central Valley farms millions of gallons of treated wastewater every day for irrigation. Some water extracted from the ground during hydraulic fracturing is also used for irrigation.

Gatto says consumers have the right to know what kind of water is being used on their food.

“This is not water that you would want to drink. I think a lot of the people doing this have the attitude that the soil should just be the filter.”

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