E. coli outbreak in Germany

I had this BBC article about the recent outbreak of a particularly nasty strain of E. coli. in Germany pop up on my Google homepage this morning and figured I'd share it with those interested here.

E. coli puts spotlight on food chain complexity

I think the article raises a couple great questions that are going to have to be answered in the coming years in regards to food supply chains and inter-country relations.

"Food markets have consolidated into the hands of a few large corporations that deal in tremendous volume. Larger volumes and longer supply chains, in turn, make trace-back more difficult and put a larger number of consumers at risk if there is an incident of microbial contamination somewhere in the system," she says.
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