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General News    H4'ed 6/15/15

Is Bird Flu Just About the Price of Eggs and Farmer Profits?

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The egg industry treats birds like paper towels. 50 million US birds have been killed so far for bird flu which the conditions they are kept in caused in the first place. The problem is presented as farmers' losses or the price of eggs.

USDA and factory farmers blame wildlife and airborne pathogens. Right. It is certainly not the unlit, ammonia-reeking barns in which birds spend their whole lives, unable to stretch their wings, move and sometimes standing on top of their dead cage mates.

Appalling suffering and all for an...egg
Appalling suffering and all for an...egg
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Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)

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