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Study: Animal Feed Could Be Carrying The Next Deadly Livestock Virus

Apr 16, 2018
Amy Mayer
Harvest Public Media

Animal feed mixed from ingredients sourced around the world could be carrying more than the vitamins and nutrients livestock need. Seven different viruses that could cause widespread illness and big economic losses for meat producers in the United States can survive in certain imported feed products.

study published in March in the journal PLOS One looked at 11 viruses that are not yet in the U.S. but infect herds in other places, such as African swine fever and foot and mouth disease.

Both sides try to educate about food production

Sep 18, 2013

When both sides of the food debate say they are educating the public, who are you to believe?