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U.S. Corn Production Feeds Expanding Gulf Dead Zone

Article: U.S. Corn Production Feeds Expanding Gulf Dead Zone

WASHINGTON, DC, July 15, 2008 (ENS) – This year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to be the largest on record and growing U.S. corn production is a primary cause of the worsening conditions, federal and state scientists said Tuesday. The research team predicts that the dead zone – a stretch of…