Warnings about bush meat lost on many

08/4/2014 | Guardian (London), The

Despite the efforts of health care workers, many residents of villages in West Africa are continuing to hunt and eat bush meat despite the risk of contracting Ebola. Workers carrying the message to remote areas have faced resistance, aggression and threats, but experts note that another source of food is needed. "We recognize the importance that bush meat has to quality nutrition that you may not get from only crop-based diets," said veterinarian Juan Lubroth, chief veterinary officer with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, adding that efforts to introduce livestock as a sustainable protein source are necessary.

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