Warning sounded on urban farming

Research in Kenya suggests humans and animals living in close contact could be a cause of new diseases.

    Researchers in Kenya are warning that urban farms are helping spawn new diseases at an unprecedented rate.

    The scientists found that larger slums and a growing demand for food are pushing humans and animals into closer contact, which could fuel the spread of epidemics.

    Peter Greste reports from Nairobi, Kenya's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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