Organic food linked to E. coli outbreak

Organic food linked to E. coli outbreak
In 16 countries across the globe, nearly 3,000 people have been sickened and 29 have died after eating raw vegetables contaminated by a group of bacteria collectively called Escherichia coli ( E. coli).
Initially contaminated Spanish cucumbers were cited as the culprit and now organically grown sprouts are being seen as the most likely cause. The source of the infection still remains a mystery. It is believed that organic sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes or lettuce have been contaminated.The condition has been caused by a rare toxic mutant of E coli that causes abdominal cramps and bloody diarrhea. In severe cases, it leads to acute kidney failure and even seizure, coma and death.
Organic foods are fertilized with animal manure and that’s where E coli exist.
Germany, where the outbreak originated, has reported 722 cases of kidney failure, including 18 fatalities, says WHO.
The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says the E coli outbreak is one of the largest worldwide.
Most of the victims were women and no one knows why.
Organic foods are fertilized with animal manure and that’s where E coli exist.
So, all those who are fond of their eatables from the Organic source, be careful !! It is advisable:

  • to make sure to wash vegetables thoroughly with clean water.
  • one may prefer to avoid eating raw vegetables, at least for the time being.
  • to wash one’s hands after using the toilet and before consuming food.
  • Peeling or cooking fruit and vegetables can also remove these germs.
Even in the past, several studies have found higher levels of E coli on organic vegetables compared to others. In 2006, a large E coli outbreak was linked to an organic spinach farm in California.
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Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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