Sunday, April 26, 2009

This little piggy went to the hospital ...

There may be one piece of information that's gotten a bit lost in all the news about the swine flu outbreak that is believed to have originated in Mexico:  There is absolutely no evidence that it can be transmitted by eating meat, said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, assistant director general of the World Health Organization.

And in other news, a Grist magazine article connects the Mexican pork operation blamed for the outbreak with giant U.S. pork producer Smithfield. I'm not convinced that big agribusiness is evil, but I can't remember the last time a family farm started a pandemic.

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