Fracking our food

I’m thankful for one of the many Barnett Shale refugees who lives near me in Collin County who researches all the local farms to find us food that hasn’t been fracked.

Fracking Our Food Supply
Elizabeth Royte November 28, 2012

I’m glad to see this new report and especially glad to see Jacki’s situation with her livestock highlighted.

But, we knew this already.

We already knew that natural gas emissions effect animals because in the Deborah Rogers health impacts case study, The senior veterinary toxicologist at Texas A&M wrote a letter of concern after looking at the air test results concluding that the compounds were problematic to the animal’s health and to the food chain because these compounds are known to be ingested or inhaled and magnify up the food chain in milk and meat.

And Canada knows it too.

Modeling the Shape of the Dependency of Airborne Benzene Concentration in the Air on Distance to Primary Oil and Gas Facilities

The impact of emissions from oil and gas industries on animal health is a major concern in western Canada, among beef cattle producers, as their pastures and primary oil and gas facilities often overlap. 


About Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.


  1. says June 22, 2012
    Dead cattle spur lawsuit
    Family claims drilling company’s operations contaminated herd’s water source

    Mineral Wells Index


    PALO PINTO – Almost two years after 17 of his son’s bucking-bred cattle died in a pasture, Mike Wilfong filed suit in Palo Pinto County’s 29th Judicial District Court against Wichita Falls-based Peba Oil and Gas Company.

    The petition for Wilfong and his minor son, Jake, demands a jury trial for specified damages – the cattle deaths, placed at $75,000 – and unspecified damages for loss of use and diminished value of Wilfong’s property.

    “On or around June 1, 2010, Peba Oil and Gas Company and/or other defendants unknown caused to be discharged from a well site in Palo Pinto County … certain toxic chemicals and/or drilling fluids,” the suit claims.

    • says

      —– Original Message —–

      From: Charlie Bradbury

      To: ‘Kim & Ken Feil’

      Sent:Thursday, July 01, 20108:49 PM

      Subject: RE: cattle exposed to fracing fluids


      I apologize for failing to respond to your inquiry, either my spam filter is responsible or I simply overlooked it. I cannot verify that none of our suppliers have cattle near oil and gas extraction sites. As you probably know, fossil fuel production is a very big business inTexasand there are countless ranches across the state where cows are grazing in the same pastures as oil and gas wells and production units. I can tell you that ranchers involved in supplying cattle to our program are only profitable when their cattle are healthy and at peak performance. Cattle that are not healthy and not performing well don’t meet the rigid requirements of our program and don’t make any profit. In other words, it is not in anyone’s interest to allow the kind of contamination described in this article. Thank you for your interest.

      Charlie Bradbury, CEO

      Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef

      1300 Eleventh St. Suite 310


      936-436-1622, ext 102

  2. Fracking Crazy says

    And they’re “endangered species” reps are worried about wolves.

    The Wolves of Gas and Oil…

    Dressed up like Grandma.