As more and more cases of the swine flu have appeared worries about eating pork have risen so high that some countries have banned pork imports from the
The problem with this is that people do not realize that there is no way to contract the swine flu from eating pork. You can only contract swine from another human being or pig that has the rare human to human or pig to human mutated strain of the swine virus.
As you can guess the pork industry has reacted strongly against this virus being called the swine flu. There argument was that even though it originated in pigs the name “swine flu” gives the general public the perception that pork is the problem when instead the real issue is influenza. Nobody within the pork industry is denying the fact that the swine flu passed through pigs and mutated to a human to human strain but they are upset about the false perceptions that have been created. The pork industry continues to point out that health and medical officials have stated repeatedly that pork, when cooked properly, has absolutely no chance of spreading the swine flu.
Despite reassurance from health officials regarding the safety of eating pork some countries have reacted strongly by banning or limiting pork or all meat imports. In the
American officials have said that once the swine flu spread to
I myself find the confusion about pork to be quite disturbing and the ban by governments as a political move in causing the confusion to be worse. One woman who use to buy pork but has since stopped was quoted by the New York Times as saying. “People in