Saturday, April 25, 2009

Is it World War 1 all over again?

Jim Duncan, my good friend, has recently posted a good bit about the causes of the swine flue outbreak in Mexico.

Although the facts are hardly in yet, he cites a report from a firm called Veratect, which maps outbreaks for clients like WHO and the CDC. From the report:

"They believed that the farms, operated by Granjas Carroll, polluted the atmosphere and local water bodies, which in turn led to the disease outbreak. "

I have a hard time believing that some of the blame for this cannot be laid at the feet of factory farm, with their well-documented scarcity of hygenic oversight.

I look forward to see what this outbreak does to cleanliness on hog farms.

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