Swine Flu

By greenteapanda

May 3, 2009

Category: News and politics

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I have seen news reports that talk about the hog industry and how futures prices have gone down because of the swine flu, even though people cannot get swine flu from eating cooked pig meat.

This ignores the fact that if there were not such demand for pig meat, there would not be so many pigs being raised by farmers in the first place. Also, it does have a link with pigs, and it is now known that the flu virus can be transmitted back to pigs from humans. I expect the problem will be much worse in the coming autumn and winter than it is now.

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