By Alex Liebman, Ivette Perfecto, and Rob Wallace St Paul, October 5—A recent high-profile paper published in the journal Nature links zoonotic viruses, such as Ebola, HIV, and the SARS virus that causes COVID-19, with the fragmentation and destruction of forests. The authors show that with declining biodiversity, the remaining animals are more prolific disease [...]
PhD student in geography at Rutgers University writing on the ravages of liquid capital, mutant ecologies, and agri-food systems in U.S. and Colombia.
A Factory Farm Fungus Among Us
Fungicide and pesticide production at Sapec Crop Protection, Portugal. By Alex Liebman and Rob Wallace St Paul, April 9—Eighty percent of U.S. antibiotics are used to promote livestock and poultry growth and protect the animals from the bacterial consequences of the manure-laden environments in which they are grown. That’s 34 million pounds of antibiotics a [...]