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Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals

By: Chris Stevens

There’s an interesting opinion piece on CNN today-“Eating Animals is Making Us Sick”-by Jonathan Safran Foer, author of “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” It’s a great prelude to his upcoming book–his first nonfiction entry–called “Eating Animals.” The book will be available next week. Foer zooms in on antibiotic resistance and the whopping volume of antibiotics fed to farm animals-17.8 million pounds! He also discusses the link between factory farms and the H1N1 outbreak. “Today, the factory farm-pandemic link couldn’t be more lucid,” he writes. “The primary ancestor of the recent H1N1 swine flu outbreak originated at a hog factory farm in America’s most hog-factory-rich state, North Carolina, and then quickly spread throughout the Americas.”

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