THIS IS SCARY!Posted by nick
Think this photo by Andrew Plotsky is scary. Well listen to this…
Scientists have just unveiled a preservative that could increase shelf life of fresh food for “up to three years.” Yes we said it, YEARS!
The news has come at an opportunistic time given the recent rash of E Coli outbreaks. But the deeper question goes unanswered: Why has there been a string of E Coli outbreaks?
While Bisin rids dangerous bacteria and increases shelf life it does not resolve the underlying issue at stake: that the consolidation of the food system is dangerous. There’s a reason 36 million pounds of turkey was recalled this week. 20 thousand birds living in a closed unit is a sure fire way to spread disease. This system is flawed and will not be righted until we put a new lens to livestock farming altogether.
Shall we grant the likes of Cargill the right to cover up their mess with “natural preservatives” or dive into the muck of the hog pen and rewrite the system altogether?
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