Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bird Flu Brings International Bans

As bird flu is showing up in various states around the United States more and more countries are banning chicken coming from the United States. The linked article below from AgWeb takes a look at Bird Flu in the U.S. and what impact it is having. We encourage you to check out the article and reflect with others on the discussion points provided.

International Bans Against U.S. Poultry

Discussion Points

  • What parts of the United States have seen cases of avian influenza and when have these cases appeared?
  • Which countries have placed a ban on U.S. poultry and how will this affect markets?
  • Should this strain of avian influenza be a concern for citizens? Explain your reasoning.
  • Share your ideas on ways to stop the spread and ultimately end the avian influenza that is hitting the U.S.

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