Avian flu found at fourth Lancaster County facility

Avian flu found at fourth Lancaster County facility

Avian flu has been confirmed at a fourth location in Lancaster County. Broiler refers to birds raised for meat production.More than 50,000 chickens at the facility were euthanized.Nearly 3.5 million birds were destroyed at the other three farms where avian flu was found.The first case was discovered at Kreider Farms in East Donegal Township.A control … Read more

Nearly 3.5 million chickens in Lancaster County destroyed due to avian flu

Nearly 3.5 million chickens in Lancaster County destroyed due to avian flu

Nearly 3.5 million chickens in Lancaster County have been destroyed because of avian flu.Despite that, state Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding said he’s encouraged about where Pennsylvania stands in the fight against the devastating virus.Redding said he feels confident in the actions being taken to stop the spread of avian flu.”We have to contain this … Read more

Dirty Dozen 2022: Produce with the most and least pesticides

Dirty Dozen 2022: Produce with the most and least pesticides

CNN — Strawberries and spinach continue to top the annual list of the “Dirty Dozen” fruits and veggies that contain the highest levels of pesticides, followed by three greens – kale, collard and mustard – nectarines, apples, grapes, and bell and hot peppers, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in … Read more