Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Ground Beef Recalls–Why So Many? E.coli, Meat Carcasses, Yuck

Here’s a story in the New York Times that really makes me lose my appetite when I think about beef.

The article talks about how manure spreads E.coli and cows bodies have a lot of manure. In order to reduce the manure, it is suggested that they spray  the hides of cattle with a chemical wash immediately after they are killed drastically reduces the incidence of E. coli 0157:H7.

If you read this article, it’s over the top in disgusting. You have to pity the poor meat processing employee who is doing most of it or overseeing most of it. I have to wonder if they are vegetarians.

This photograph is gross.

As part of its efforts to eradicate E. coli, the meat industry is experimenting with vaccines, antibiotics, and feed additives that may reduce the level of E. coli 0157:H7 in cattle intestines.

Yeah, but what is it going to do to people?

  1. Ok, this is not nasty. People have been eating beef for years! It really irritates me when vegetarians go on a rampage when they have no idea what they are talking about. Vaccinations don’t hurt humans, neither does anything that these slaughterhouses are doing. If it was unsafe, it wouldn’t be done. The USDA works their butts off to keep everyone from getting sick, and all everyone does is critises them. If you don’t want to eat meat thats fine, but keep your mouth shut!

  2. Morgan,
    I’m not a vegetarian, not even close.
    You’re entitled to your opinion but if things were perfect there would be no recalls, no e.coli or food poisoning outbreaks, no torturing cows into the food supply which causes mad cow. All these events continue to happen even with the “USDA working their butts off”

  3. Torturing cows do not cause “mad cow disease”. The latest beef recall was not from mad cow disease and yes they were downer cows but it wasn’t from Bovine Spongiform Ecephalopathy. When cattle are hauled around the country they get worn out. Cattle that are sent to slaughter are generally sent because they are just to old to reproduce or work efficiently. So of course they would be falling down. I watched the video and found that terrible. But what i’m wondering is why would you be standing on the outside of the trailer proding a cow out of the trailer. So what i’m suggesting is.. is it staged??

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