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Your Thanksgiving cranberry sauce is poisoning Native American lands


When we sit down to a Thanksgiving meal with friends and family, it’s easy to overlook the cranberry sauce, that familiar side with a vague purpose. But give it a second thought this year: the dark red fruit, associated with health and well-being, is laden with chemicals that are killing the lake of a Wisconsin-based Native American tribe and violating the tribe’s treaty rights.

Wisconsin is the largest producer of cranberries in the United States, helped in part by a special exemption from the state’s department of natural resources that allows the industry to bypass permitting for construction projects and diversion of surface water.


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