Cargill, the National School Lunch Program, and antibiotic-resistant salmonella | Grist

‘…a large-scale California beef-packing plant owned by Cargill churned out, packaged up, and distributed widely some 830,000 pounds of ground beef tainted with antibiotic-resistant salmonella. At least 28 people in three states have been laid low by the pathogen. For salmonella, the CDC reckons that for every confirmed illness, 38 people have actually fallen ill. Thus we can assume that around 1000 people have caught the bug.’

via Cargill, the National School Lunch Program, and antibiotic-resistant salmonella | Grist.

China’s Trash Incinerators Loom as Global Pollution Hazard – NYTimes.com

‘SHENZHEN, China — In this sprawling metropolis in southeastern China stand two hulking brown buildings erected by a private company, the Longgang trash incinerators. They can be smelled a mile away and pour out so much dark smoke and hazardous chemicals that hundreds of local residents recently staged an all-day sit-in, demanding that the incinerators be cleaner and that a planned third incinerator not be built nearby.’

via China’s Trash Incinerators Loom as Global Pollution Hazard – NYTimes.com.

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