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Entries by David Kirby from 11/2009

H1N1 Found in First US Commercial Swine Herd - Keep Your Eye on Factory Farms, China, and the Birds

| Posted 11.04.2009 | Healthy Living

Though it would appear that people can infect pigs with H1N1, it is not clear whether live pigs can infect people. For now, officials are far more worried about the former than the latter.

The Future of Factory Farming: Barack Obama and the "Rural Agenda"

| Posted 11.10.2009 | Healthy Living

If elected, Obama promised, he would convene a major national summit on rural issues within 100 days of taking office. Across the country, rural activists held their breath.

Is Obama Ready to Take on Factory Farming?

| Posted 11.11.2009 | Green

Are animal factories here to stay? Whatever the Obama team decides to do -- or not do -- could have a huge impact on the way we raise food animals in America for decades to come.

Top Autism Panel Backs Research Objectives Mentioning Vaccines -- Dueling Press Releases Ensue

| Posted 11.13.2009 | Healthy Living

The IACC, Washington's leading arbiter for directing federal funds to autism research, unanimously voted to recommend studies that include investigations into possible links between autism vaccines.