Junk Food

In Portugal, thousands of storks have chosen to forgo their typical winter migration to sub-Saharan Africa in favor of sticking around to gorge on garbage at open-air landfills. Jeff and Anthony discuss this smorgasbord of trash, what it is doing to the ecology of birds, and whether stopping it is even the right thing to do.

In Portugal, thousands of storks have chosen to forgo their typical winter migration to sub-Saharan Africa in favor of sticking around to gorge on garbage at open-air landfills. Jeff and Anthony discuss this smorgasbord of trash, what it is doing to the ecology of birds, and whether stopping it is even the right thing to do.

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