The University initially claimed that the film was on hold to "allow time for a review of the film's scientific content." But McPhee and her staff verified that the film underwent careful scientific review, and that "every fact was verified by at least three independent sources." So what gives?
Apparently the film's content raised eyebrows among staff within University Relations, the U of M's PR department. Troubled Waters critically eyes the role that industrial agriculture and the production of corn for use as ethanol play in the pollution of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. It also looks at how nitrogen run-off from such heavily farmed areas contributes to hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, in the Gulf of Mexico's growing dead zone.
As it turns out, ....more