On vulnerability of US food system: North Carolina ships 20,000 animals [hogs] a day to other states

May 9, 2015

On vulnerability of US food system: North Carolina ships 20,000 animals [hogs] a day to other states. Those movements are not centrally tracked. It could take up to 10 days to discover and confirm an outbreak [of diseases like foot and mouth in pigs] by which time the disease would have probably spread across much of the nation.

 

Source: Elsner, Alan, Reuters, 1/20/03

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