E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection

E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection

MICHAEL MOSS

New York Times

Editors note: This is the original story from the New York Times has fueled the debate over the safety of ground meat.  The original video of the Larry King Show discussing the meat industry can be watched by CLICKING HERE

Stephanie Smith, a children’s dance instructor, thought she had a stomach virus. The aches and cramping were tolerable that first day, and she finished her classes.

Then her diarrhea turned bloody. Her kidneys shut down. Seizures knocked her unconscious. The convulsions grew so relentless that doctors had to put her in a coma for nine weeks. When she emerged, she could no longer walk. The affliction had ravaged her nervous system and left her paralyzed.

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