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Avian Flu Outbreak Among Chickens—What This Disaster Can Tell Us About Our Food Production

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  • Three large egg-producing states in the US are in the midst of an avian flu outbreak. Iowa declared a state of emergency on May 1. Minnesota and Wisconsin declared states of emergency last month
  • It’s estimated that 25 percent of all chickens in Iowa have been infected, and millions of chickens and turkeys in the three states have already been killed in an effort to contain the disease
  • The confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) model virtually guarantees drug resistance and out-of-control spread of disease, both among animals and humans

By Dr. Mercola

Three large egg-producing states in the US are in the midst of an avian flu outbreak. Iowa—where about 20 percent of all US eggs are produced—declared a state of emergency on May 1.


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