November 23, 2010
Behind Perdue's "home sweet home" facade is a vast, multinational corporation that for decades has kept the Chesapeake Bay on life support ("Perdue woos consumers with home, sweet home," Nov. 22). Perdue is an industrial-scale polluter of our cherished waterways. Governments should therefore impose industrial-scale clean-up requirements on Perdue and similar companies. Perdue owns many of the 568 million chickens raised every year on the Delmarva Peninsula. These half-billion birds generate 1.1 billion pounds of manure every year, which contributes to the annual dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately, Perdue is not alone.
January 6, 2006
On January 4, 2006, JACK, beloved husband of Betty Perdue (nee Loftis), devoted father of Jack L. Perdue and his wife Denise, Mark Perdue and his wife Mary; dear brother of Bob Perdue, loving grandfather of David, Chuck, Mellisa, Logan and Emma. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK, P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Road, on Friday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, 9:30 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Hospice of Maryland, 9940 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, MD 21236.
April 8, 2010
The public deserves clean, safe water. Clean water in our food and drinks, clean water in our streams, and clean water in the Chesapeake Bay. Perdue contributes significantly to water pollution in Maryland, and therefore Perdue should pay its fair share to help restore our waterways and the bay ("Perdue: Chicken waste handled in environmentally responsible manner", April 6). The key problem with manure is that there's too much of it. According to a recent analysis by Water Stewardship Inc., the poultry industry in Maryland generates 300,000 tons of surplus manure with 4,000 more tons of phosphorus than needed to grow all the crops in the major poultry producing counties.
March 3, 1992
For animal rights activists, throwing a pie at a business leader while he is serving the state in a voluntary capacity is a minor piece of mischief, calculated to make headlines and to cause pTC embarrassment. No doubt Frank Perdue, the target of a pie tossed at a University of Maryland Board of Regents meeting Friday, found the incident messy and inconvenient. For the rest of us, the incident was an example of activists who don't bother to distinguish between silly and serious.We have our problems with the animal rights agenda since we believe the life of a human being carries more inherent value than that of a chicken or a pig or a dog. We also believe that vegetarianism, a cardinal tenet of many animal rights groups, should not be forced on people.
January 11, 2013
Claiming to help farmers, chicken-seller Perdue instead plans to pollute farmers, their families, farms, air, land, water, and food across Pennsylvania's Susquehanna Valley with toxic emissions from a proposed taxpayer-subsidized industrial soybean crushing factory. Lancaster's local newspapers report the factory would emit such a large quantity of the air pollutant hexane that the company would have to pay for the reduction of smog-producing gases elsewhere. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has awarded $8.75 million from taxpayers to Perdue for designing this factory to dump hexane, a hazardous neurotoxin, into the air of food-growing and food-buying taxpayers across south-central Pennsylvania for decades known as the Garden Spot of America.
November 25, 2011
It is about time that people become aware about how secrets hidden by animal agriculture detrimentally affect us all. Animal waste disposal from farms supplying animals for slaughter to large meat factories such as Perdue is not inspected responsibly. At the same time, when the farming operations of their suppliers is questioned, the big company leaves the small farmers alone to fend for themselves. It is appalling how large agribusinesses protect their operations from being open to the public and are allowed to inspect and regulate themselves.