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  •  Read Molly Ivins' "Bushwhacked" (8+ / 0-)

    She has at least one chapter on similar food contamination at processing plants.

    My Karma just ran over your Dogma

    by FoundingFatherDAR on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 02:58:43 PM PST

    •  yay progressive journalism! (2+ / 0-)
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      Hardhat Democrat, RiaD

      the fact that this info came from journalists is noteworthy. we need more of this kind of journalism. of course, it would be great to see some of the commentary from this section present itself in the op ed section of the nyt.

      The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.-- Martin Luther King Jr.

      by k franklin on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 03:02:29 PM PST

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    •  Another great source is Marion Nestle... (3+ / 0-)
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      LNK, Asinus Asinum Fricat, RiaD

      She's published many great books on food safety and politics, and has done a great job tracking and keeping up to date on recent news on this latest salmonella outbreak on her blog.

      And if you'll allow me to 'toot my horn' here, we're also keeping up to date on this issue and many others over at La Vida Locavore...

      "it's time for consumers to turn into citizens" - RiaD

      by Hardhat Democrat on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 03:11:15 PM PST

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    •  I was thinking of that chapter in "Bushwhacked" (3+ / 0-)
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      Someone above asked why the FDA or whoever weren't doing anything when there were deaths and I remembered Molly Ivins writing about some hearing on the big E. coli thing and whatever Bushie was in charge sneering something like "Everyone keeps saying people are dying but where are the bodies?" while the mother of a child who'd died from e. coli contaminated beef sat there in the hearing room.

      Ivins also wrote about how the Bush administration was hamstringing the inspectors---threatening them with punishment for closing down any production lines they believes were contaminated.

      Extremely scary stuff and I hope to hell the Obama administration can turn this stuff around FAST!

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