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Re: If The Cows and Chickens Are Mad…

Over to my colleague Greg Conko:

Confinement livestock raising is much safer (i.e. protects the animals from infectious diseases much better) than the “traditional” alternative. The reason these bird flus always start in Asia has in part to do with (a) the prevalence of free range fowl that is (b) in close proximity to large human populations.

Another downside to organic farming, I’m afraid.

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