Monday, October 5

E.Coli and ground beef production.

E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection
This article was on the NYTimes cover yesterday- about Stephanie Smith, a 22-year-old dance instructor who had a severe reaction to E.coli, a bacteria found in the hamburger that her mother had grilled for her. It traces the issues surrounding ground beef production, the problem with bacteria testing, where it comes from... and how it ends up in the supermarket.

The listed ingredients revealed little of how the meat was made. There was just one meat product listed: “Beef.”"

There's also a link to the anatomy of the hamburger that she had eaten, which was produced by Cargill, a multinational food production company based in Minnesota.

Though it probably doesn't have much to do with what we're covering in class this week, it is an interesting (albeit long) read.

--georgi p

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