Farming the Flu - Living On Earth Radio Show

World health authorities are on alert, tracking the new flu – now officially called the H1N1 2009 flu. Not as catchy as swine flu maybe, but more accurate since scientists are still working to better understand the connection between the virus and pigs. While heath officials are trying to check the virus's spread, other researchers working to find its origin. And some of them suspect large-scale factory farms may have played a role.

"SILBERGELD: I think in light of this event, there are some things we should do in the short term. First and foremost, we need to recognize the critical role of industrial food animal production in the emergence of new diseases"

CLICK here to hear entire story

Another reason for NO Factory Farms. They make the animals sick and the humans sick.

No comments: