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Pig Virus Mysteriously Returns to Indiana Farm

More herd loss and soaring pork prices expected

(Newser) - Bad news for America’s hog belt: Reuters has reported confirmation of a second outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus , or PEDv, at an unnamed Indiana farm, dashing previous hopes that afflicted pigs develop immunity and are safe from being re-infected for at least a few years. This confirmed outbreak... More »

Pork Board Threatens Unicorn Meat Sellers

'Other white meat' producers not amused by spoof

(Newser) - "The other white meat" is a registered slogan belonging to the National Pork Board and the trade group won't put up with unicorn meat sellers using it. The board sent a 12-page cease-and-desist letter to ThinkGeek over its use of the slogan for the canned unicorn meat it offered... More »

WHO Drops 'Swine Flu,' Now Calls It H1N1

(Newser) - The World Health Organization will stop using the term "swine flu" and instead call the virus by its technical name, H1N1 influenza A, reports the Times of London. The UN agency made the move after nations began slaughtering pigs and banning pork products in a misguided effort to stem... More »

HBO Cruelty Doc Makes Pork Industry Squeamish

(Newser) - A documentary on animal cruelty at an Ohio hog farm has the pork industry considering how to better represent its “commitment to animal care,” Reuters reports. The footage in Death on a Factory Farm, taken secretly, led to animal-cruelty prosecutions, though the charged workers were acquitted. HBO airs... More »

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