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50 Shades of Brown

Posted on June 6th, 2019

Some of you may recall the map from a previous blog post titled “Iowa’s Real Population” that quantified the amount of fecal waste generated by Iowa’s people and livestock. I then related that to the equivalent human population of various places around the U.S. and world (Fig. 1 at right). Since that time, some folks […]

Hogs in a confinement facility.

Iowa’s Real Population

Posted on March 14th, 2019

Iowa has around 3 million people, a total that has not changed much over the last 80-90 years. People are large animals, and as such our bodies produce a lot of waste. That being said, we produce much less waste than the animals that we eat. Take hogs, for example. A feeder pig is about […]