Joel Bleifuss, investigative journalist extraordinaire, has a fine article up at In These Times dealing with the the real source of the E.Coli contamination. Yes, we know it comes from poo, but quite how did we end up eating so much shit? Bleifuss nails it with customary precision:
where others see a mountain of E-coli 157 contaminated, factory farm cow shit, the sludge industry—which lobbies under the National Biosolids Partnership (a joint venture of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation and EPA)—sees opportunity: Tons upon tons of cattle feces waiting to be processed.
Read more here .