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CSPI report: Leafy greens were rated the riskiest food

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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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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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