The bacterium in question, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, or STEC, can cause severe enteric and systemic disease in humans, including hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, which can lead to kidney failure or death.
|World Health Organization|
E-coli is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms.
Let us be clear about one thing. This and every other E. Coli outbreak has at its source bacteria produced by livestock, and spread by the excrement that has entered the water supply used in fruit and vegetable production and/or preparation.
We are poisoning our food at the expense of "growing" meat.
It's no coincidence that the most ethical way to eat is also the most practical.
For the sake of our food system. For the sake of our environment. For the sake of compassion to others... Won't you please explore Vegan options?