Download Evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace's presentation for "The U and the Flu: The bad science behind industrial poultry
It's been months since we've heard about bird flu in the U.S., but multiple outbreaks of deadly H5 bird flu are decimating poultry across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Yet, big poultry and its collaborators in government, including researchers at the University of Minnesota, are blaming wild waterfowl, which act as reservoirs for many influenza strains, for the new poultry outbreaks.
Rob discussed calling out the bad science being done to protect the industry from changing the confinement practices that cause the flu outbreaks, and what we can do to work for food systems that are not a public health risk. Read his latest blog.