E.Coli in Organic Food Leads to 50 Dead in Germany

Maybe it is too late for anyone to care now, but we missed this Pajamas Media piece back in November, on the outbreak of E. coli in Germany from organic bean sprouts.

It is important to find the source of outbreaks not only for health but economic reasons. Before the source had been traced to an organic farm in Northern Germany, German health officials had suggested that Spanish cucumbers might be the source, and Spanish cucumber-growers had to destroy much of their crop. The European Commission generously awarded $300,000,000 of other people’s money to compensate the farmers for the initial, though understandable, mistake. A blanket ban on European vegetable exports to Russia was enforced, thus impoverishing the Russian diet yet further, until the elucidation of the cause of the outbreak. Overall, the cost of one organic farm in Germany to European horticulture is said to have been in the region of $600,000,000.

As a commenter here stated, “One German organic farm has killed twice as many people as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Gulf Oil spill combined. crickets.”

5 thoughts on “E.Coli in Organic Food Leads to 50 Dead in Germany

  1. Damo

    ”One German organic farm has killed twice as many people as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Gulf Oil spill combined.”

    I have to disagree with this comment. We will not know the full damage, caused by the nuclear disaster, until years to come.

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  2. Damo

    ”One German organic farm has killed twice as many people as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Gulf Oil spill combined.”

    I have to disagree with this comment. We will not know the full damage, caused by the nuclear disaster, until years to come.

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  3. Terry Wall

    Oh what ignorance. Organic crop in Germany killed more people than were killed at Fukushima and the Mexican Gulf spill. What about a recount in 20 years or 20,000 years.

    Eat depleted food for long enough and even the common cold will kill you. Plus clearly make you stupid. Why would people trying to supply the demand for nutrient dense food be blamed for the over generosity of life challenged bureaucrats using money they have never created, to calm the guilt that they must feel for being paid so much for doing so little.
    Organic style farming in China feeds 12 people per hectare, where as unsustainable commercial farming in the USA feeds 3.6 people per ha, and I know which food I would prefer.
    Happy days.

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