The die-off of commercially raised chickens hasn’t received much attention, even though tens of millions of birds have died, so many that disposing of them has become a logistical nightmare. But media silence does not mean lack of substance. This situation is telling us something very important about the inherent vulnerability of the industrial-pharmaceutical animal husbandry model. The most interesting part of this story to my mind is the fact that birds that are raised in a wellness as opposed to profit model are NOT succumbing. It took me a while to find a story that described this aspect, since the coverage of this entire event barely rates a yawn in corporate media, but this is a good account. We are being told something very important about our food system; it’s a shame we aren’t listening.