An article recently published in Critical Reviews in Microbiology claims factory farming is a primary cause of several infectious diseases that pose significant threats to public health.

The article's author, Michael Greger, is director of public health and animal agriculture for the Humane Society of the United States, an animal rights organization.

The article details Greger's views of how factory farming has created the conditions ripe for the emergence of infectious diseases, including highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza

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Source: Drovers