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CVA Blog
Monday, May 25, 2009

Swine Flu (H1N1): A Virus of Our Own Making?

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

1. Pork Producers Affected by Swine Flu
2. Famous Quote – T. Casey Brennan (1948 - present), American comic book writer and memoirist.
3. H1N1 Found in Canadian Swine
4. Bible verse – Romans 15:5-6
5. Bans of Pork and other Meat
6. This Week’s Videos - Jane-Velez Mitchell's news program on CNN highlighting the dangers of factory farming and its link to the swine flu outbreak
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1. Pork Producers Affected by Swine Flu

Due to the swine-flu outbreak (H1N1), the pork industry has been affected since the declining pork prices may lead to losses of about $270 million in income. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there seem to be no flu cases in the US pigs, which makes pork safe to it. Pork producers ache from swine flu

Although pork might be safe to it in the case of swine-flu, as children of God we should take into account that these animals suffer greatly in order to be processed into food. Also, factory farms are known to be great venues for breeding super-bugs due to the number of confined animals and the antibiotics given to then routinely. As stewards of God's Creation we need to ask ourselves what is the best diet that honors and glorifies God.

2. Famous Quote

"Poor animals! How jealously they guard their pathetic bodies ... that which to us is merely an evening's meal, but to them is life itself." ~ T. Casey Brennan (1948 - present), American comic book writer and memoirist.

3. H1N1 Found in Canadian Swine

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) officials have tentatively confirmed that swine from a herd in Alberta, Canada, have tested positive for the H1N1 strain currently causing illness in humans. It seems that a Canadian carpenter who had been in Mexico, and was exhibiting flu-like symptoms, worked on the Alberta farm.

To read the full article please search online for Detection of H1N1 in Canadian Swine Herd

4. Bible Verse - (RSV) Romans 15:5-6

May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Following Jesus brings us together. This way we can strive for the same purpose, which is to glorify and honor God by doing our best to live in harmony with all creatures; thus, showing respect and reverence for all creation.

5. Bans of Pork and other Meat

Fear about a global outbreak of H1N1 (swine flu) has prompted some countries to ban pork from countries reporting human cases.

To read the list of current restrictions on U.S. and Canadian pork and meat please search online for  FACTBOX: Countries slap bans on pork after flu outbreak

6. This Week’s Videos

Watch these 2 short videos from Jane-Velez Mitchell's news program on CNN highlighting the dangers of factory farming and its link to the swine flu outbreak.

Please visit http://www.vegsource.com/articles2/media_swine_flu1.htm .

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