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Commodities slammed by swine flu

Posted on 29 April 2009

From Agweb.com: As media hype over swine flu reached a fever pitch, prices of virtually every major ag commodity suffered, with Lean Hogs leading the way, limit down (see links to charts below). This is a bit ironic, since swine flu was so named because “flu viruses are named after the first animal they were found in.
This strain was first identified in pigs in the 1930s,” says Purdue University veterinarian Sandy Amass. “That’s the only reason it’s called swine flu. We don’t even know if the virus found in humans will infect pigs.”…..Full Article: Source


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