To the Editor,
For Mr. Johnson to claim misinformation from us is disingenuous at best (Chicken farm ruffles feathers, Mount Airy News, March 18).
Our presentation information was carefully chosen as verifiable, documented by impeccable sources — CDC, Nat Health orgs, etc., and those footnotes were presented in our handouts and readily available to anyone seeking truth.
Persons involved in preparing our presentation include a Phd botanist, an engineer with CAFO experience, an MBA, a Wake Baptist Hospital professor, an internationally-published author, a fourth-generation farmer.
We love Shoals and came together at our own time and expense in defense of our community and neighbors. The Shoals CAFOS are invading an area of many residents and yet those responsible live elsewhere. Neither operator of these industrial growing operations will be living on CAFO sites. One site is 250 yards from our new community park.
Our homes and farms and quality of life will suffer. We were here first.
Information? When the truth is feared, the question becomes: why?