Blazing Through Bresse
Loic and I decided to ski in the Ain this past weekend, near Geneva. It was exceptionally cold and windy but there was a lot of sun and tons of snow so we were happy for that. The countryside is really beautiful. We saw lots of wild birds of all kinds near the marshes as we drove through the area close to Bourg-en-Bresse, and I felt sad about the news that's been focused on the region lately. One of the major questions is that analysts have been plotting normal bird migration patterns and say that the H5N1 virus outbreak patterns don't seem to match up with the path the birds are actually taking. It has raised questions about method of propogation of the virus. In any case, we feel fine eating chicken at this moment, since we have been following the facts closely and if there is any real danger to the consumer we'll know about it.
Labels: Winter 05-06