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Mexico - Health - Swine Flu - Ganjas Carroll de Mexico Farms

Mexico - Health - Swine Flu - Ganjas Carroll de Mexico Farms

A massive lake of swine excrement, urine, and waste from a feedlot of 1,500 pigs run by Granjas Carroll de Mexico Farms (GCM). The GCM industrial pig farms in the Perote area of Mexico are emerging as a likely culprit of the H1N1 swine influenza that has spread across the world and held Mexico City hostage for the past week. The industrial feedlots are co-owned by the US company Smithfield Foods and the Mexican multinational Agroindustrias Unidas de Mexico. Scientists have discovered that the H1N1 strain originated on a pig farm, and it was most likely passed from pigs to farm workers, who then transmitted it to others. The first case of the swine flu was reported in La Gloria, Mexico, a small farming town located 8 miles from a large complex of 102 separate feedlots on the boarder of the Puebla and Veracruz states. | Location: Perote, Mexivo.
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