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NYT: The Burger That Shattered Her Life

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  • Mitch Cohen
    Interesting NYT magazine feature story on e-coli & MANDATORY LACK of meat testing: maybe someone who gets a paper copy could bring a copy to Howard Lyman @ WVF
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 3, 2009
      Interesting NYT magazine feature story on e-coli & MANDATORY LACK of meat testing:

      maybe someone who gets a paper copy could bring a copy to Howard Lyman @ WVF

      http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/health/04meat.html?em

      "...Unwritten agreements between some companies appear to stand in the way of ingredient testing. Many big slaughterhouses will sell only to grinders who agree not to test their shipments for E. coli, according to officials at two large grinding companies. Slaughterhouses fear that one grinder’s discovery of E. coli will set off a recall of ingredients they sold to others..."


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    • Mitch Cohen
      Center for Science in the Public Interest report: http://money.cnn.com/2009/10/06/news/companies/riskiest_foods/index.htm?postversion=2009100609 Over the last
      Message 2 of 7 , Oct 6, 2009
        Center for Science in the Public Interest report:

        http://money.cnn.com/2009/10/06/news/companies/riskiest_foods/index.htm?postversion=2009100609


        "Over the last 20 years, leafy greens caused 363 outbreaks, resulting in 13,568 reported illnesses...  'Millions of consumers are being made ill, hundreds of thousands hospitalized and thousands are dying each year from preventable foodborne illnesses,' the study said."


        poster's note: of course, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases don't count as "preventable foodborne illnesses" per this study.  WTF?



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      • brian wesenberg
        the study is concerning outbreaks of illnesses due to food contamination.  a more exhaustive study, i m sure, would encompass other reasons which many are
        Message 3 of 7 , Oct 6, 2009
          the study is concerning outbreaks of illnesses due to food contamination.  a more exhaustive study, i'm sure, would encompass other reasons which many are behavior oriented.  another link to the same study:
          http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Dangerous-foods-list-includes-cnnm-1143667599.html?x=0

          what i really wish they had addressed was how lettuce and spinach get contaminated,  which we know is due to the run off from livestock adjacent or nearby to crop lands.

          overall, the study in question is fairly questionable.  ie: ice cream [i'm not defending it in anyway] gets a bad wrap mostly from one isolated incident from 15 years, though it was pretty wide spread when it happened, but hardly a pattern or a reason to be concerned about ice cream [yes, there are many other reasons to be concerned about ice cream]

          brian

          --- On Tue, 10/6/09, Mitch Cohen <redbeerd@...> wrote:

          From: Mitch Cohen <redbeerd@...>
          Subject: [SFVeg] CSPI report: Leafy greens were rated the riskiest food
          To: sfveg@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 8:46 AM

           

          Center for Science in the Public Interest report:

          http://money. cnn.com/2009/ 10/06/news/ companies/ riskiest_ foods/index. htm?postversion= 2009100609

          "Over the last 20 years, leafy greens caused 363 outbreaks, resulting in 13,568 reported illnesses...  'Millions of consumers are being made ill, hundreds of thousands hospitalized and thousands are dying each year from preventable foodborne illnesses,' the study said."


          poster's note: of course, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases don't count as "preventable foodborne illnesses" per this study.  WTF?



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        • Mitch Cohen
          the NY Times magazine has devoted more attention to the food issue , including: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/magazine/11foer-t.html?em Against Meat
          Message 4 of 7 , Oct 11, 2009
            the NY Times magazine has devoted more attention to the "food issue", including:

            http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/magazine/11foer-t.html?em Against Meat

            http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/magazine/11food-rules-t.html?em Rules to Eat By  BY  MICHAEL POLLAN

            http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/magazine/11Oliver-t.html?em Putting America’s Diet on a Diet




            From: redbeerd@...
            To: sfveg@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: NYT: The Burger That Shattered Her Life
            Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 22:39:29 -0700

            Interesting NYT magazine feature story on e-coli & MANDATORY LACK of meat testing:

            maybe someone who gets a paper copy could bring a copy to Howard Lyman @ WVF

            http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/health/04meat.html?em

            "...Unwritten agreements between some companies appear to stand in the way of ingredient testing. Many big slaughterhouses will sell only to grinders who agree not to test their shipments for E. coli, according to officials at two large grinding companies. Slaughterhouses fear that one grinder’s discovery of E. coli will set off a recall of ingredients they sold to others..."



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          • Mitch Cohen
            http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2009/10/13/lkl.meat.safety.panel.long.cnn To: sfveg@yahoogroups.com From: redbeerd@hotmail.com Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009
            Message 5 of 7 , Oct 13, 2009
              http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2009/10/13/lkl.meat.safety.panel.long.cnn


              To: sfveg@yahoogroups.com
              From: redbeerd@...
              Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 22:39:29 -0700
              Subject: [SFVeg] NYT: The Burger That Shattered Her Life

               

              Interesting NYT magazine feature story on e-coli & MANDATORY LACK of meat testing:


              http://www.nytimes. com/2009/ 10/04/health/ 04meat.html? em

              "...Unwritten agreements between some companies appear to stand in the way of ingredient testing. Many big slaughterhouses will sell only to grinders who agree not to test their shipments for E. coli, according to officials at two large grinding companies. Slaughterhouses fear that one grinder’s discovery of E. coli will set off a recall of ingredients they sold to others..."
              .



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            • Mitch Cohen
              Is the media finally getting the importance of the plant-based diet? With its short attention span, how can we keep it on track thru the UN Copenhagen Climate
              Message 6 of 7 , Oct 28, 2009
                Is the media finally getting the importance of the plant-based diet? With its short attention span, how can we keep it on track thru the UN Copenhagen Climate Conference?

                http://www.cnn.com/2009/OPINION/10/28/opinion.jonathan.foer/index.html


                Foer also had an article the NYTimes Sunday magazine food issue (link below)



                To: sfveg@yahoogroups.com
                From: redbeerd@...
                Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 23:16:42 -0700
                Subject: [SFVeg] NYT magazine's food issue

                 

                the NY Times magazine has devoted more attention to the "food issue", including:

                http://www.nytimes. com/2009/ 10/11/magazine/ 11foer-t. html?em Against Meat






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