Courtesy of Modern Farmer

“The case involved ten plaintiffs in North Carolina who are unlucky enough to live near a major industrial hog operation. … The plaintiffs alleged that the use of anaerobic lagoons — literally, huge pits of hog feces — has negatively affected their quality of life thanks to putrid odors, buzzards and swarms of insects.”

To read the complete story (and sign up for Modern Farmer‘s free newsletter), visit: