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Swine Flu Environment Blogs: HuffPost Editors' Picks

Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/29/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:15 PM ET


Swine flu talk has swept the nation, and HuffPost is no exception. Here are five environment-related swine flu blog posts, hand-picked by HuffPost's blog editors:

1. Leslie Hatfield: What Airports and Factory Farms Have in Common: The Possible Smithfield/Swine Flu Connection

If a commercial flight is a prime breeding ground for airborne infectious disease, consider the digs of modern hogs: factory farms.

2. David Kirby: Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are "Breeding Grounds" of Swine Flu Pandemic

We do know that Mexican pigs with swine flu are being destroyed. And we know that Mexican lawmakers think that confined animal feeding operations are making people sick.

3. Kerry Trueman: Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Who Needs Bioterrorism When We've Got Manure Lagoons?

Nestle: "Our report fully documented how confined animal feeding operations promote transmission of nasty -- and often antibiotic resistant -- microbial diseases."

4. Josh Nelson: The Politics of a Potential Pandemic: From Sebelius to Smithfield

GOP obstruction is literally interfering with the functioning of the Federal government during a time of crisis.

5. David Kirby: "Patient Zero" Identified in Mexican Flu Outbreak?

Mexican Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova announced Monday evening that officials have identified what they believe to be the earliest known case of the swine flu outbreak.