In this one-hour presentation, Dr. Greger explores the role factory farming played in the emergence of the current flu pandemic, which has likely infected more than a million Americans.
The swine-origin H1N1 virus is a poignant example of how the treatment of animals can have global public health implications.
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Michael Greger, M.D., is director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture in the farm animals section of Humane Society International. An internationally recognized lecturer, Dr. Greger has presented at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, and was an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. His recent scientific publications in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture, and his latest book, the acclaimed Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching, is now available full-text at no cost at birdflubook.org. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Note To My Critics:
The links to the many sites that I've included contain information that I believe to be relevant, be it the graphics, the videos, the undercover investigations, etc. . Exposing & and ending the brutality and savagery inflicted on the non-human animals is what I am focused on. I strongly believe that every voice against animal abuse/exploitation is of value and -and- collectively we have the power to end it. I am here for the animals, not for anyone's approval and for that I make no apologies. ** I do not promote violence towards humans. ___________________________________________________