The Big Food Question
Why Should I Care About Bird Flu?
This year, avian influenza has caused the deaths of over 40 million birds in the United States, mostly commercial poultry. Those losses show up as higher prices on eggs and meat at the grocery store, but the disease also casts light on the highly industrialized way poultry is produced in this country. The changes needed to reduce the risk of bird flu could also improve animal welfare, environmental protection, and maybe even taste.
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