• APHIS is preparing Environmental Impact Statement on worsening avian flu outbreaks

    6 days ago - By Food Safety

    Avian flu has burned through 60 million domestic birds in at least 47 states, egg prices have hit the stratosphere, and more troubling, the virus is mutating to infect mammals including three Montana grizzly bears.
    USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has responded to these dark events by ordering an Environmental Impact Statement. The USDA unit charged with controlling the virus says it “intends to prepare an environmental impact statement to examine the potential environmental effects of the Agency's response activities to highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in...
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