Industrial farming of livestock a ticking pathogen bomb, scientists say

Industrial farming of livestock a ticking pathogen bomb, scientists say

3/6/2020 9:15:00 AM

Industrial farming of livestock a ticking pathogen bomb, scientists say

HONG KONG — Industrial farming of livestock may offend the sensibilities of many people, with animals crushed into pens where they are barely able to stand up, among other distressing images. But some scientists warn such methods are also breeding grounds for mass production of new diseases.

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