Sunday, October 08, 2006

Organic Botulism

First it was the organic spinach recall, now it is organic carrot juice.

I have dumped my carrot juice down the drain.

Carrot juice linked with Toronto illnesses

Toronto Public Health believes two people became seriously ill after drinking carrot juice from a U.S. company.

Botulism is suspected, Dr. Elizabeth Rae, Toronto's associate medical officer of health, said Saturday.

A Florida woman has been in hospital, unresponsive, since mid-September. Three people in Georgia suffered respiratory failure and are on ventilators since drinking carrot juice a month ago.

One of the three brands of recalled carrot juice.
One of the three brands of recalled carrot juice.

'Dump it down the sink'

The recalled products, all sold in both one litre and 450-millilitre containers, are:

  • Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice.
  • Earthbound Farm Organic Carrot Juice.
  • President’s Choice Organics 100% Pure Carrot Juice.

Products with a “best by” date up to Nov. 11 have been recalled.

This is a blow to the moralistic community of food faddists who proclaim a holier than thou philosophy that their diet is morally superior. I am of course speaking of PETA and Vegans. The fact is that vegetables in North American , even those proclaimed as being 'organic' are still produced by corporate agribusiness, capitalism by any other name.

Spinach Recall Becomes Criminal Investigation

So while they complain about corporate farming practices around animals to justify the morality of their diets, the fact is that all food stuffs produced by large corporate agribusiness, if not properly regulated and inspected can kill you.

Vegan or not.




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1 comment:

NancyDA said...

This is such a powerfully TRUE statement. The question is how do we consumers regulate? It cannot be done by FDA. There must be 3rd party unbiased inspections. We need our own 'Good Houskeeping' seal of approval. But, how to fund this type of inspection?