Wednesday, 8 June 2011

E.Coli, Farming, Food Politics : Prevention is Better than Cure!

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From cucumber to sprouts, from salads to conspiracy theory, here's a collection of various headlines on the latest E. Coli outbreak, sustainable farming and antibiotics. Who said that Prevention is Better than Cure?

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On E. Coli outbreak and its potential learning opportunities (?)
~ How we might avoid more frightening outbreaks of E. coli...
Read more: The Roots of the E. Coli Problem; opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com

~ As Europe is being hit hard by a vicious E. coli outbreak, world health authorities are realizing their own food safety systems may not be adequate...
Read more: Lessons from an E. coli outbreak; theglobeandmail.com


Back to the sources
~ The story of a drug-resistant superbug...
Read more: E.coli outbreak: Over-use of antibiotics may have led to deadly strain; dailymail.co.uk



Pantry notes
~ People who don’t like to spend time in the kitchen tend to think that fava beans were surely invented by some sort of cooking sadist...
Read more: Seasonal Superfoods: Fava Beans; ecosalon.com

~ After all the anticipation, apricots, cherries, plumcots, Boysenberries and other tempting fruits are showing up...
Read more: Market Watch: Time for a summer fruit explosion; latimes.com



~ ... routine feeding of low doses of antibiotics to healthy farm animals is necessary in modern agriculture...
Read more: Healthy Animals Need Antibiotics: Baloney; huffingtonpost.com

~ Lawsuit Filed to Stop Antibiotic Use in Healthy Livestock; voanews.com
~ E. Coli outbreak: Is it sprouts or cucumbers?; independent.com.mt
~ Spanish farmers hand out veges to publicize plight; ajc.com


Conspiracy theory
~ British papers have launched their own investigation into E.coli outbreak...
Read more: A very English murder: the food version: Voice of Russia; ruvr.ru

~ Steve Bell's If... Cultivation of the E coli bohne sprosses | Comment is free; guardian.co.uk







Gluten-Free notes
~ Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse Recipe; elanaspantry.com
~ Vegan Zucchini Frittata; blog.fatfreevegan.com
~ Gluten Free Blog: GF Recipe Variation : Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos, take two; gluten-free-blog.blogspot.com


Healthy corner
~ How your medicine could be draining vital nutrients from your body; dailymail.co.uk


Food for thought
~ Everybody loves MyPlate. Really? foodpolitics.com


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