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Brian Zabcik

Clean water advocate, Environment Texas

Brian Zabcik is Clean Water Advocate at Environment Texas. He leads the group’s efforts to address the problems caused by stormwater runoff, both urban and agricultural. He lives in Austin and makes frequent trips to his family's farm in the central Texas community of Zabcikville.

Latest Columns

The gap in Whole Foods’ sustainability standards

Many people don’t realize that agriculture has become a major source of water pollution, because they don’t realize that farming has been almost completely transformed by corporate agribusiness over the past few decades. Small family farms have given way to industrial-scale operations that sell their grain and livestock to huge corporations. However, industrial-scale farming produces industrial-scale pollution.