Stephanie Smith, a children’s dance instructor, thought she had a stomach virus. The aches and cramping were tolerable that first day, and she finished her classes.
Then her diarrhea turned bloody. Her kidneys shut down. Seizures knocked her unconscious. The convulsions grew so relentless that doctors had to put her in a coma for nine weeks. When she emerged, she could no longer walk. The affliction had ravaged her nervous system and left her paralyzed.
All from a hamburger!
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.
Ok, I know I don’t get why beef is supposedly the best tasting thing ever. I never really liked it, or the texture/taste of much meat in general. But surely it cannot be so tasty that it’s worth paralysis? I think it’s clear that this is an unlikely occurrence, but the fact of the matter is (if you read the full article) that the way the meat industry is set up makes our food supply worse.
When spinach was contaminated a couple of years ago, people vowed never to eat it again. But… that spinach was contaminated by unclean dairy practices. Which again, goes back to the disgusting methods by which this country gets its meat. And despite the probability of beef contamination, you don’t see those same spinach-haters giving up the beef.
I’m not saying that everyone should become a vegetarian like me, but surely there is an in between where we can get away from reducing grocery store hamburgers to glorified (and contaminated) scrapple because of people’s over consumption?vegetarianism