Saturday, March 7, 2015
The Air We Smell
There are two things--the first is that when city folk move to farm country they may not at first fully appreciate that the romance of living amongst livestock comes with some attendant noise and aroma. Like the children's book says, everything poops, and it usually doesn't smell all that wonderful. On the other hand, high density animal feeding lots can make the air quite aromatic (and maybe not innocuous to the lungs) for neighbors all around. It is time to start facing the fact that when we live densely we need to have different air quality standards in order to co-habitate. I love Sriracha, but I do have an element of sympathy with the factory's neighbors.