Deaths: Organic Food Deaths 29 – Fukushima 0

Here’s a mix of various news stories in Germany.

1. E. Coli epidemic in Germany (and handling with gloves)

Journalist Michael Miersch reports on the double standard in reporting the organic food catastrophe in Germany. Since E. coli bacteria infected the supply of food and so creating Germany’s worst food outbreak and scare in decades, the media have been doing all sorts of fancy acrobatics to play down this glaring Utopian green dream failure.

Officials now claim the source of the E. coli bacteria is indeed a “plant” in North Germany. That “plant” of course is an organic vegetable farm.

2011-06-10 EHEC/HUS 

The above graphic shows the number of E. coli illnesses (and deaths in parentheses) for each German state. Source: http://www.stepmap.de/karte/2011-06-09-ehec-hus-154483 (3 deaths outide of Germany).

Now that we have so many deaths and hundreds ill, we ask: is the German government moving to shut down all organic farms in Germany, to protect the public, in a move similar to the shut-down of nuclear power plants in the wake of Fukushima? The answer is “no”.

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Indeed news reports this morning say that the organic “plant” where the bacteria originated will be allowed to remain open!…citing “excellent hygiene standards”. I’m not convinced. A few days ago the Gärtnerhof Bienenbüttel organic farm showed workers in the food processing plant handling raw vegetables with their bare hands. The “bare hands” photos have since been taken down and replaced with scenic outdoorsy nature photos, see here. Hiding something? Noooooo.

2. Energy boss warns of German industrial exodus

Jürgen Großmann, a vocal critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to end Germany’s reliance on nuclear energy by 2022, told the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung the country was jeopardizing its economic foundation.

“Politicians would do well to review their actions, and consequences for the price of electricity,” he told the paper. “Consumers will pay more and many companies will think twice about whether they are in good hands in Germany. Continue reading here…

3. Green politician wants highway robbery of transport

Consumers aren’t paying through the nose enough, and they need more restriction. So says green European Parliamentarian Michael Cramer here. Cramer advocates a hefty “climate traffic toll” all across Europe. He says:

The problem is that the costs caused by trucks are not being accounted for. If they really were taken into account, then the tolls would have to increase considerably. Studies have shown that noise from trucks cause costs of 20 cents per kilometer.”

and (paraphrased):

Member countries should be able to increase toll rates by up to 175% during peak traffic times. The problem is that the EU has a lid on toll revenue. According to the Parliament, the toll rates outside of rush hours should be lower so that the state does not take in more revenue. So now there is no real incentive for less driving, rather there’s an incentive to drive during other times of the day.”

For the greens, it’s all about getting restricting people and stealing your money.

14 responses to “Deaths: Organic Food Deaths 29 – Fukushima 0”

  1. Time Traveller

    Pierre – the BBC has also played down the organic angle – until they thought that it was in the clear!

    http://adventuresintimetravel.com/2011/06/06/bbc-news-or-propaganda/

    Regards

    1. Mark Napier

      “European health authorities are leaping at the opportunity to spread fear about organic foods while ignoring the obvious true cause of the contamination in the first place — the widespread abuse of antibiotics in animal farming operations… The e.coli blame game has become a circus of musical chairs. First, they blamed the Spaniards as a form of retaliation for Spain’s resistance to accepting GMOs.

      This act drove Spanish farmers into bankruptcy through a savage campaign of rumor-mongering. After ravaging the Spanish vegetable farmers, they began to randomly instill widespread fear about a variety of vegetables: First it was cucumbers, then lettuce and then finally tomatoes. And now, the blame has come full circle and is now being cast upon organic sprout growers in Germany!”

      He pointed out, quite correctly, that without sustained and careful laboratory manipulation there would be no way for this organism to acquire total resistance to these drugs since the drugs are not used in agriculture and the bacteria would not encounter all eight of them in nature.

      The only reasonable conclusion is that colonies of normal E. coli had been intentionally, systematically exposed to each of the antibiotics in turn and the surviving colonies had been propagated and then exposed to the next antibiotic. The surviving germs were now resistant to both of the antibiotics to which they had been exposed. The process was repeated until a super bug was created which would not yield to any of the antibiotics that doctors would customarily use to treat the infection.

      This is the only rational conclusion to which the evidence points.

      Of course, by who, and why, the altered organism was deployed has not yet been established. A psychotic graduate student with aspirations to be a mass murderer? A corporate ploy to discredit independent agriculture and force the total industrialization of food to keep it “safe” from contamination (that is, the organized intentional contamination of all food by the folks who make the agrochemicals and GMOs which allow more of them to poison us and the drugs that you take when you get sick from the food)? A dedicated globalist loyally pursuing the “great culling” of us “useless eaters”?

      So what we knew was that a forced natural selection had been used to create killer super-super bugs. Now we know that genetic manipulation of the GMO sort has been used, as well. Truly, a weaponized bug if there ever was one…

      Helge Karch, the director of the Robert Koch Institute (Germany’s CDC). who heads a consulting laboratory at the Münster University Hospital in Germany says that he has discovered that the super killer contains DNA from E. coli, which is what he expected. It also contains (unexpectedly for those who don’t expect such genocidal manipulations) DNA from the organism that causes plague, responsible for wiping out a quarter of Europe’s population during the Black Death (1348-1351).

      Please pay attention here: we are talking about the Black Death. Seriously.

      Bubonic plague is caused by Yersinia pestis and is one of the most feared of all disorders. So when Dr. Karch blithely assured the German population that there is little danger of an outbreak of plague from this organism, he is clearly whistling through his Spanish cucumber.

      Although we all love to be reassured, there is no one on planet Earth who can reassure us that we are not already facing a new plague. This one, however, rather than resulting from an unplanned, but wildly toxic combination of rats, lice and history, would be the intentional outcome of an unnatural selection process and a high-tech genetic manipulation to create a death bug. A weaponized bug.

      Deny the genocidal agenda at your peril. I, for one, can see no reasonable option to the conclusion that the mad [wo]men at the helm of the realm are consummate murderers, killing randomly for their own unspeakable ends.

      A bright note, however: there is no way in which any organism can become resistant to nano silver. None. Faced with the presence of a plague, a weaponized super plague, an ordinary infection or a genocidal assault through organisms of death, I want nano silver on hand, lots of it. Nano-silver is a nutrient that supports normal immune system function.

      Ah, yes, nano silver was declared illegal in Europe on January 1, 2011. Can’t use an illegal substance, now can we. The good people of Europe are expected to be good citizens of the New World Order and… just die.

      Civil disobedience, anyone? Or perhaps the people are ready to fight for their silver!

      Have a great day everybody

      1. DirkH

        Somebody long on Silver there…? ;-)

  2. R. de Haan

    Green renewable fantasy scheme cracking up…. in the UK
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/charlesmoore/8569280/Why-vote-blue-go-green-doesnt-sound-quite-so-clever-any-more.html

    Also read the recent articles about how to get rid of the existing wind farms at Dr. North’s blog Eureferendum.com

    It’s only a matter of time.

    If anything besides Government Spending is unsustainable, it’s Green Policies.

  3. DirkH

    “Consumers aren’t paying through the nose enough, and they need more restriction. So says green European Parliamentarian Michael Cramer here.”

    Interesting. This will have a knock-on effect on prices of all kinds of goods. The Zeit interviewer doesn’t notice this and doesn’t ask Cramer about it; a typical failure of economically challenged German journalists, even when it’s Die Zeit.

    Cramer goes on with fantasy economics, arguing that a higher toll would even save the transport industry money (!) and the interviewer lets him get away with it.

    The interviewer is as dumb as a box of bricks, and Cramer is your usual shakedown socialist. Quite predictable.

    The Germans who still elect the Greens are all socialists at heart even though they would deny it – they actually want “the evil corporations” to be taxed and are too dumb to see that it’s the customer (i.e. themselves) who ends up paying the bill. (I can say this from personal contacts to green leftists)

    What do you do with such a country. Maybe just try to stay on top of this heap of suicidal maniacs until they weakened themselves so much as to be of no more danger.

  4. R. de Haan

    We’re cooling down all right and with some help from volcano’s,
    Greens will look just plain silly for the years to come.
    http://volcanism.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/puyehue-cordon-caulle-update-11-june-2011/

  5. Ed Caryl

    On 1. This bacterium had to originate somewhere. Was the origin the organic farm? Or did the farm get it from the seed source? Or from the water? Or from a worker? If from the seed source, how did the seed get infected? If from a worker, how did he/she get infected? If from the water, how did the water get contaminated? Does the investigation continue, or has it been halted because they don’t want to know the rest of these answers?

    1. DirkH

      The Robert Koch Institute at Berlin blamed cucumbers; the government of Lower Saxony – CDU, conservative – didn’t trust that, and as Lower Saxony is an important agricultural producer, they were interested in doing their own investigations; resulting in the identification of the sprouts.

      You can trust the Lower Saxons to carry on… they don’t want to risk income losses for their farmers again… For Berlin, the case might be closed.

  6. DirkH

    Der Spiegel reports about the lack of scandals in Sarah Palin’s e-mails
    http://nachrichten.t-online.de/sarah-palin-reporter-durchstoebern-e-mail-korrespondenz/id_47141140/index
    …ending with “they (the other leftist media) only found the banal life of Sarah Palin”.

    Can’t remember Der Spiegel greedily slobbering over the climategate e-mails….

    1. Ed Caryl

      The El Paso Times article headline “Palin’s Alaska emails show obsession with image”. Never mind the media’s “Palin Derangement Syndrome” that began on the day she began her campaign for Governor. The media is still carrying on about their view of Paul Revere’s ride based on the Longfellow poem rather than Palin’s view of history based on Paul Revere’s letters. (He DID warn the British Regulars after they captured him early the next morning.)

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  8. DirkH

    NYT manages to throw in AGW/general Malthusianism while reporting about the deadly sprouts:
    “Some scientists predict that food-borne E. coli outbreaks will become more frequent. On an increasingly crowded planet, suffering more severe and frequent storms, it will be ever harder to keep animal production and crop production totally separate, Dr. Frankel said. ”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/weekinreview/12organic.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2

    Kudos. Crowded planet, more storms, meaning more E Coli outbreaks. Dr. Frankel should join forces with Reverend Romm. “Hot, crowded and infected”. I sense a book launch and a talk show career.

  9. R. de Haan

    “For the greens, it’s all about getting restricting people and stealing your money.”

    AND KILLING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY