Thursday, April 14, 2016

“It’s been a year since the avian flu tore through the...

"It's been a year since the avian flu tore through the Midwest: enough time for decimated farms to cash their indemnity checks and begin buying replacement birds; for the wholesale price of eggs, which doubled, to slide back to normal; for national awareness of the outbreak, the worst animal-disease epidemic in U.S. history, to dissipate. @damon_c photographed a turkey at a family farm in Iowa, the worst-hit state. Brothers Brad and Grant Moline lost 56,000 birds in the outbreak. Their farm was the first allowed to restock once it was over. Among the farmers who endured the bird flu, and others watching, there is a pervasive uneasiness, because after a year of scrutiny, federal and academic scientists still can't say for sure how their properties became infected. Last year's outbreak showed just how hard it is to protect America's agricultural system from devastating diseases. Next time it could be even worse. Visit the link in our profile to read the full @nytmag story." By nytimes on Instagram.

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