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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Another Reason Why Meat is Unhealthy

The salmonella bacteria that infected crops of tomatoes was derived from contaminated meat. Somehow, this fact gets missed in the mainstream media cover of the salmonella outbreak that caused over forty thousand people to become ill.
Photo courtesy of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine,


KristieS said...

Dr. Barnard is one of my favorite docs to listen to, so I love this photo! Why is it so hard for people to understand that tomatoes/spinach/mushrooms can't acquire salmonella on their own?

Christie said...

Don't you just love how the media leaves that part out?

Tracy H. said...

I'm glad I found your post. I love that a cardiologist advocates veganism!

Unknown said...

Very nice. I remember it being mentioned only very briefly when the spinach outbreak thing happened in fall of 2006, but I haven't heard anything this time.

Back in 2006 a work colleague commented when I was eating local spinach that it probably wasn't safe to eat. I had to explain to him that not all spinach had become infected; it was just the spinach from the farms that were infected with the pig sh*t, not local spinach.

Tuco said...

Have you seen the AICR "food nutrition... cancer" report that recently came out? there's a pretty funny war of words on now between the PCRM and two meat lobby groups, with AICR stuck in the middle.

I wrote it up recently actually:

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about your flip turns. I find it really admireable that you willingly challenge yourself to do things that are uncomfortable and awkward for you. Most highly trained professionals with very demanding jobs like yours ask of themselves only that they perform well at the professional tasks (that they're already trained to do). They don't put themselves in situations where they encounter the struggle, and potential embarrassment, of learning something new. They don't put themselves in situations where they might be clumsier, or slower, than the rest of the class. Honestly, most of us who aren't perfect athletes are happy to leave those uncomfortable high school gym class moments behind us forever. You are really impressive for pushing yourself to learn new (and uncomfortable)things as an adult who is already accomplished and successful in other areas. I remember that scene in the movie "On Golden Pond," where Katherine Hepburn urges Jane Fonda to push herself and do a backflip off the dock because "if you don't learn new things you get soggy." -victoria