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Bacteria-tainted cantaloupes are killing people! Who is to blame for this?

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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 07:46 PM
13 people have recently died from eating (listeria monocytogenes bacteria)-tainted canteloupes. There is 72 illnesses in 18 states. The tainted cateloupes came from jensen farms in Colorado. This is a terrible way to die. Who is actually to blame for tainted cantaloupes killing people? Could jensen farms be the blame or could the middle man who transports the cantaloupes be the blame? Could it also be someone trying to kill people by releasing the bacteria on the fruit?

posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 07:55 PM
id imagine it started at the source of the cantoloupe.
its bacteria, it spreads fast if untreated, probaly a result of poor hygeine.

"Responsible for approximately 2,500 illnesses and 500 deaths in the United States (U.S.) annually, listeriosis is the leading cause of death among foodborne bacterial pathogens, with fatality rates exceeding even Salmonella and Clostridium botulinum." quote from wikipedia.
dosnt seem that uncommon tbh.

posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 08:13 PM
It appears listeria could come from cow manure (poop) used to fertilize fields (which is used as a natural fertilizer instead of chemicals)

It's thought that listeria may be present in the digestive systems of many animals, such as sheep and cattle, and that these animals pass stools that are contaminated with listeria.

Vegetables can be contaminated if they're grown in contaminated soil or fertiliser or if they're washed in contaminated water.

posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 08:21 PM
>Gov. recall lists on so many things are HUGE!

posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:44 PM
The cantaloupes originated in Colorado. Obama was in Colorado yesterday! Obama did it!

Somebody done forgot to wash their cantaloupes.
edit on 9/28/11 by AstroBuzz because: (no reason given)

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