The Food Safety Shell Game

Posted by Christine, September 3, 2010

What isn’t being discussed in Congress, during the ongoing debate on the broken federal food safety system, is the root cause of the most serious pathogenic outbreaks in our food-the elephant (poop) in the room.

The relatively new phenomena of nationwide pathogenic outbreaks, be they from salmonella or E. coli variants, are intimately tied to the fecal contamination of our food supply and the intermingling of millions of unhealthy animals. It’s one of the best kept secrets in the modern livestock industry.

From Mark Kastel and Will Fantle, codirectors of The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin.

http://www.cornucopia.org/2010/08/the-food-safety-shell-game/