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We're joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and this is a man -- -- this very full plate on his hands right now.
We're gonna start with Swine Flu mr.
I believe that your hearing a lot I -- about that it's almost a technical question you of Agriculture Secretary.
We understand that some countries have banned imports of -- products from the United States.
Can we play this up right from the stops you cannot catch Swine Flu by eating poll can.
Stewart first of all -- correct and secondly it's best if we refer to it as the H1N1 virus.
Oftentimes we use the term Swine Flu I think we convey the wrong message about the safety of pork products this is not something that's -- food borne illness.
This is not something that involves eating pork or or consuming pork pork is safe.
The importation of pork and other countries exceptionally safe and we want to make sure that American consumers and our trading partners are aware that.
So we shouldn't use -- expression Swine Flu I believe -- the Muslims.
Muslim nations I believe you don't like Swine Flu they find that an insult they wanna call it Mexican flu.
You think that we are in fact being in some way insensitive to -- farmers in America so you want us to call it -- want -- and long.
That's -- gets the most accurate way of describing it -- and and there are a lot of hardworking families that are raising hogs today across this country.
That are concerned about the markets and concerned about whether or not they're going to be able to sell their their their product.
It is a safe product there they should be able Acela that we should be feel feel pretty to consume it.
OK I like gotta wanna be insensitive to anybody but you know when it's not changing the name of one of what is commonly known -- one night and try to change it.
Is that that's the official would point now -- -- -- the secretary.
That's how we refer to it at the US did OK now I know you wanted to come on the program wanted to talk about green -- okay.
We just told to the gentleman who represents the nuclear industry.
He's made the point that nuclear energy is as green as it gets there on no emissions from this whatsoever.
But I have a feeling that this administration is not really gung ho behind it nuclear energy -- -- you.
I don't necessarily agree that characterization.
It is obviously true that there is a a significant effort on the part of the Obama administration.
To increase our reliance on renewable fuel and energy and that's the right way to go.
But by no means does that mean that there's no room for for a -- -- the reality is we're going to need a lot of power in the future.
What the president is talking about is transitioning our economy from one that was based on pollution -- to one that's based on clean energy clean opportunities and I think that out obviously includes nuclear energy.
You know there are a lot of Democrats who are pushing for a lot more on nuclear reactors right now I mean they didn't do you have -- -- -- yourself as a member of the administration.
You have real positive feelings about nuclear how you really want to get on with it and build some more active would you go -- -- Rather.
That the reaction -- mean the reality is if we're going to deal with climate change and we're going to deal that an aggressive way we're gonna have to look at them a number of clean technologies and that's certainly one of them.
There are efficiencies that have to be touted their -- conservation it has to be supported.
-- have to be supported new clean new clean technologies these are all job creator Stewart it's all the way of transitioning.
The economy the president has very clear vision about this and I don't think you could take anything off the table you could.
Create a whole lot of jobs if you drilled for oil in America all those pipe pitches and all those carpenters and electricians and I put a lot of jobs doing that but.
Now Stewart -- 8800 parts still windmill to 8800 par yet that built in Spain -- a lot of job opportunity is there yeah Africa.
Secretary Vilsack a pleasure thanks so much for joining us I will remember H want and won't back the new name of the virus got it.
Of course it's not West Nile Virus is the object to the egyptians object of that that -- -- the story.
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