[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

Re: E-M:/ NY Times: Leafy Green Sewage: E. coli O157:H7

Enviro-Mich message from Gary Stock <gstock@net-link.net>

Unknown to me.  

In the interview I heard, Pollan seemed to suggest that it was a
function of the change in feed, not the change in feeding circumstances.
 I might suppose that ruminants are not intended to process the nutrient
package they receive on corn or corn by-products (too much sugar? not
enough cholorophyll?).  In any event, the new strain of E. coli likely
is just taking advantage of an undefended niche; perhaps when grass is
introduced, the balance tips against the newcomer.

On the one hand, bright light and fresh air won't get into the gut --
but on the other, the cow might feel less like poisoning the folks
responsible  :-)


jaimeson winstead wrote:

> Does the grass need to be fed outdoors, or does the bright light 
> and fresh air have anything to do with getting rid of the E. coli?

>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Gary Stock <gstock@net-link.net>
>> Puts me in mind of the recent "Omnivore's Dilemma":
>>   http://www.michaelpollan.com/omnivore.php
Gary Stock                                        gstock@unblinking.com
UnBlinking                                   http://www.unblinking.com/
Googlewhack                                 http://www.googlewhack.com/

     The best proof for a claim that terrorists are crazy or evil
     would be to acknowledge that the White House is full of them

ENVIRO-MICH:  Internet List and Forum for Michigan Environmental
and Conservation Issues and Michigan-based Citizen Action.   Archives at

Postings to:  enviro-mich@great-lakes.net      For info, send email to
majordomo@great-lakes.net  with a one-line message body of  "info enviro-mich"