Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Which comes first the chicken, the egg or the virus?

From the headline I was hopeful that the story would be touching on, if not outright discussing  zoonosis. ( I've been writing about this for a while now).
Even though Randy Olson, executive director of the Iowa PoultryAssociation
calls the current Avian flu outbreak the "worst animal disease outbreak in Iowa's history" his vision is still the price of eggs, while ignoring and even misrepresenting the science of it all.

"I want to remind everybody that the food is safe to eat and that there is no human health consequence to this disease. It’s very serious for the birds that are infected, but it is only an avian disease not a human disease."