As expected, the much touted CNN program, aired over the weekend,
about “poisoned food” was careful not to offend the enormously
powerful flesh and dairy industries.
Contaminated food sickens thousands and kills 5,000 every year; yet
the media downplay the source of the pathogens – farmed animal feces –
and the “experts” steer clear of even suggesting that it’s time to do
the obvious: eliminate the source – intensive farming practices.
Instead, CNN’s website offers (as expected) a couple of pathetic
suggestions obviously favoring the powerful farmed animal industries.
Here is one quotation that offers, in my opinion, “insult added to
“The meat industry has made a number of advances in protecting
consumers against E. coli. One of those is feeding cattle the same
bacteria found in yogurt, which helps eliminate E. coli in cattle
See what I mean? Anything to deny the truth and to prolong business
as usual by applying “band-aid” remedies to a gigantic problem that can
only get worse as factory farms spread around the world, along with
their fecal contamination of water supplies and global warming methane
Here’s another quotation (offering yet another “band-aid”) from CNN’s
“A controversial method of reducing E. coli and other bacteria on
food involves irradiating food with gamma rays, electron beams or
X-rays. Irradiation at levels high enough to kill all bacteria has not
been approved by the FDA.”
I’ll end this Blog with the following account of the laughable
lettuce-washing lesson from CNN’s website: A scientist, in what appears
to be a laboratory, shows how to wash a head of lettuce! Mind you – head
lettuce – the least nutritious variety of lettuce!
This is really “keep the public dumb and entertained” journalism.