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  •  Food: Unsafe at any price! (3+ / 0-)
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    Cyber Kat, VClib, Anarchofascist

    That could've been the title of this diary since we have had problems with vegetables lately too.  I suspect the anti-carnivores will use this episode to browbeat us meat eaters.

    •  Actually, the produce problems stem from meat too (2+ / 0-)
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      Cyber Kat, Cassandra Waites

      All of the e-coli contamination of vegetables come from upstream problems with animal waste. Vegetables do not make e-coli, animals do. That's why vegetarians also need to worry about meat safety!

      •  There are animals that aren't farmed for (1+ / 0-)
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        food that spread e. coli.  Unless your Hannibal Lecter, the sort of animal waste that most commonly spreads e. coli has nothing to do with meat.  And there's a host of other pathogens, of course.

        You can pretend that vegetables are safe from food-borne pathogens, and even when vegetables develop problems, it's the meat-eaters' fault.  But you'd just be pretending.  The most common food-borne illnesses world-wide, of course, are really water-borne.

        WARNING: There is a high probability that the preceding comment is snark. Use your best judgment (hopefully better than Senator McCain's).

        by Anarchofascist on Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 09:29:47 AM PDT

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        •  I am not blaming meat-eaters... (0+ / 0-)

          Why do defensive? The problem is with factory farms that breed the e.coli in the animals. If it's in the water, it still comes from an animal, human or non-human.

          •  Blaming factory farms is kind of silly, (0+ / 0-)

            too.

            Why do Europe, Japan and the U.S. have such alarming food borne illness outbreaks?  Because countries that don't have industrialized food supplies have endemic food borne illness and aren't alarmed by it.

            WARNING: There is a high probability that the preceding comment is snark. Use your best judgment (hopefully better than Senator McCain's).

            by Anarchofascist on Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 09:50:34 AM PDT

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