The flu strain could cause severe economic damage if it spreads to the US commercial broiler industry, a linchpin of the region's agricultural economy. In the year to March 2003, the US exported about 500,000 tones of chicken to Japan. Singapore last year imported about 17,500 tones of chicken meat from the US, worth S$32.8 million ($25 million). An outbreak of a related strain of bird flu in the north-eastern US in 1983 and 1984 forced 17 million birds to be destroyed.Bird Flu Strikes United States
Economic damage? WTF?? ROFL!!
We have to do what ever it costs even if the money has to come from mars. So it cost a few shitty exports, who cares!http://www.goveg.com/factoryFarming.asp