Swine flu pandemic underscores harm of factory farmsOkay, I've stopped laughing.
The fact that we have suddenly found ourselves on the verge of a potential worldwide pandemic of swine flu has probably taken most Americans quite by surprise.
Experts have been warning for years, however, that large-scale factory farms have created the perfect breeding grounds for the emergence and spread of new, highly virulent strains of influenza.
There are more far-reaching consequences to that hot dog or sausage biscuit than just high cholesterol if it comes from factory-farmed meat. Whether you are a vegetarian or love your steaks, factory farming is a very serious threat to every single one of us. [link]
I don't want to be too critical of this individual. She may just be stupid and can't help herself.
But what does the outbreak of a mild form of influenza that began in an area of the world - Mexico - in which there are no "large-scale factory farms" but where poor slobs sleep with their pigs have to do with the USA's farming practices?
Let me give you the short answer - n.o.t.h.i.n.g.
But it did give the author of this letter a chance to show off the depth and breadth of her intellectual capabilities.