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.


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

lovable liberal said...

Clickable link to Nigel's post.