Swine flu and Mexican CAFO connection
Hogs, bogs, and floggings: Tom Philpott takes a careful, comprehensive look at the possibility the swine-flu outbreak originated from the area around Granjas Carroll’s hog confinements (Smithfield has a stake in them), whether transmitted by workers, flies, or asymptomatic pigs. And if it didn't, we should still be afraid. Very afraid. Tom excerpts a new paper (PDF) in Public Health Reports that details the potential for various catastrophes brewing on industrial animal farms. (Grist)
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