The root cause — they never tell you about the root cause!
You never hear the “big picture” on the evening news; whether the news is about E. Coli or about the possibility of cell phones causing cancer. Confusion rules the day on all of our mainstream news outlets. Oftentimes, that confusion is about problems with our food — and it takes a “big picture guy” like myself to clarify things.
Almost like clockwork, there is some kind of scare about E. Coli and other problems with our food supply. Oftentimes, the scare is all about some variety of fruits and vegetables. The latest is the Danish cucumbers (See link to article at the end of this post) From the article:
COPENHAGEN, May 29 (Xinhua) — Danish cucumbers are suspected of helping spread the E. coli bacteria believed to be triggering a deadly outbreak of intestinal infection in Denmark and Germany, local media reported Sunday.
School authorities in the Danish city of Odense said up to 1,500 children may have been exposed to the bacteria after eating cucumbers of Danish origin at a school festival on Friday, the local Fyns Times reported.
The cucumbers came from a Danish wholesaler which also delivers farm products to a German supplier where vegetables contaminated by the E. coli bacteria have been found earlier this week.
This is just a small part of the article; I read the whole thing and there was not one single mention of the root cause of the vast majority (if not all) E. Coli cases. Most readers would be scared to death of eating vegetables ever again after reading this kind of information. So, I did a little research; and in just minutes, I found this information as reported by the CDC — regarding the origin of E. Coli:
The CDC has estimated that 85 percent of E. coli O157:H7 infections are foodborne in origin (Mead, et al., 1999). In fact, consumption of any food or beverage that becomes contaminated by animal (especially cattle) manure can result in contracting the disease. Foods that have been identified as sources of contamination include ground beef, venison, sausages, dried (non-cooked) salami, unpasteurized milk and cheese, unpasteurized apple juice and cider (Cody, et al., 1999), orange juice, alfalfa and radish sprouts (Breuer, et al., 2001), lettuce, spinach, and water (Friedman, et al., 1999). Pizza and cookie dough have also been identified as sources of E. coli outbreaks.
How about that? It begins with manure from our ten billion animals that we raise every year in the U.S. for our dinner tables. It all goes back to our deadly habit of consuming meat and dairy three meals a day — a habit that generates 87,000 pounds of solid manure per second – generating a staggering annual total of 1.37 billion tons of manure — in JUST the USA.
When you stop to consider that there is no sewage treatment system for this vast amount of dung, it’s almost amazing that we don’t have even more tainted foods out there. It’s time to end the madness and get rid of the root cause of so many of our global issues. All of this madness stems from the the continued belief by our mainstream doctors and nutritional scientists that we actually “need” to eat animal protein. Simply not true.
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PS: Look for future blogs on the origins of all human disease; I am betting that most of our problems began with our domestication of animals in the first place; whether for food, transportation/work, or as pets.
Danish cucumbers suspected of spreading E. coli infections.
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