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E. Coli and raw spinach

Even though the mystery of E. Coli in raw spinach has not been solved, many scientists believe the culprits are the dairy and farm industries. The shipper implicated in the outbreak, Natural Selection Foods, that packages salad greens under more than two dozen brands, including Earthbound Farm, O Organic and the Farmer’s Market, seemed to have used proper handling methods.

The threat of the virulent E. Coli strain O57:H7 might come from waste lagoons which are likely to contaminate the soil and water and thus spread the bacteria in vegetables such as spinach. Usually, grass-fed cattle do not carry the virulent strain in their intestinal tracts. It is the grain-fed cattle which does, so a solution to decrease the spread of E. Coli o57:H7 is to stop feeding grain to cattle and let them graze on grass.

To read the full article please visit http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/21/opinion/21planck.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin 

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