Mar 7, 2017
Host David Delk interviews evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, author of Big Farms Make Big Flu, Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agricbusiness, And The Nature of Science. Rob talks about how as we have industrialized animal production, we have also industrialized pathogen production. Pathogens like influenza, Zika, Ebola, Swine and bird flu and more.
He notes that the economic model of industrialized agriculture drives the evolution and spread of deadly pathogens. And asks the question, “How do we get our economy to start speaking to our ecology by which we grow our food?”