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Nationwide Egg Recall: Recall expands to more than half a billion eggs (LIST)





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The recall from U.S. factory farms has expanded to more than half a billion eggs. The recalled lots (list) are confirmed to have been tainted with Salmonella and have sickened more than one thousand people. The enormity of the contamination has renewed concerns about the dangers of factory farming:
Dr. Marion Nestle of the department of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University, and the author of "Food Politics" and "What to Eat", is a member of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production. She toured several factory farms last year.

"It's hard to explain unless you actually see one of these places," she tells CBS News. "Try to imagine an enormous warehouse, as long as two or more city blocks, packed with hundreds of thousands of chickens. And that's 'free range.' Otherwise they are caged six to nine in a cage. If one gets sick, they all get sick."

Links and lists follow with recall information. One possible way to avoid the consequences of factory farming is to buy local, small farmed and, where possible, organic.

Farmer's markets (worldwide): Link.

The egg recall is expected to continue to grow with reports of illness expanding as the Centers for Disease Control record more incidents. Continued...


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