Without Government, Who Would Warn Us to Not Kiss Chickens?

Your tax dollars at work.

Here’s a story from the io9 sci-fi website: “Actual CDC Warning to Farmers: “Don’t Kiss Chickens”

Sound advice, CDC! But, uh, just why did you guys feel the need to issue this warning in the first place?

It’s because we’re in the midst of a series of small Salmonella outbreaks, with just under 200 cases reported thus far. A handful of these were traced back to frozen chickens, but the vast majority were from live birds, leading the CDC (as is its habit) to put out a series of pamphlets on how to avoid this latest threat.

At first, the advice is pretty standard: Wash your hands after you clean a coop! Be sure to buy healthy chickens! But then, things get a little weird:

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