Friday, August 22, 2008

Missing link

Whenever I read about food-borne disease outbreaks from plants, I look for the reporter to state plainly that E. coli, salmonella, and listeria all come from animals and that a plant merely acts as a vector for them out of industrial agriculture onto our plates.

Again this time, no such statement.

No, I'm not a vegetarian. I just think people should know important facts.

2 comments:

Nigel said...

I definitely agree that Listeria and E.coli originate from animals, but it is the macro-scale manufacturing plants that spread the contamination to hundreds and thousands of kilos of finished product. See this post for my full argument http://www.undoge.org/?p=55

lovable liberal said...

Clickable link to Nigel's post.