Feeding Birds, Not Fears


SAFETY DEMONSTRATION: Italian farmers and breeders union serve roast chicken in front of the Italian Parliament in Rome to show that it is safe to eat.

Another week, another spate of avian-flu outbreaks. In Asia, where the virus has jumped to humans and killed at least 60 people, China reported its third major infection in two weeks. In Europe, Croatia announced that at least 11 swans had caught the h5n1 virus, while Romania recorded its fourth infected area. The European Union banned imports of captive birds for 30 days after a parrot imported to Britain from South America was confirmed to have died from h5n1.

But anxiety about bird flu hasn't yet reached fever pitch. Sales of chicken were reported to have...

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