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Jimmy Slaughter Quoted in E&E Daily on Federal Bill to Require Notice of Food Grown Using Biosolids Fertilizer

February 11, 2015

Jimmy Slaughter, a litigator and Principal in Beveridge & Diamond’s Washington office, was quoted in an article appearing in Environment & Energy Daily titled "Bill Would Require Notification for Food Produced on 'Sewage Sludge' Land." The recently introduced federal legislation would require labels on meat, chicken and produce notifying consumers that the food was produced on soil fertilized with biosolids.

Mr. Slaughter said:

"Similar legislative efforts have failed, for good reason. Recycling biosolids to farmland is safe and good for both the environment and cities. Labeling and notice requirements are expensive, unnecessary and are tools of anti-biosolids activists to stigmatize an essential recycling practice."

Read the full article.