Date: Dec 9, 2013 7:58 AM
"A nationwide study published by the USDA in 1996 found that
78.6 percent of the ground beef contained microbes that are
spread primarily by fecal matter. The medical literature on
the causes of food poisoning is full of euphemisms and dry
scientific terms: coliform levels, aerobic plate counts...
Behind them lies a simple explanation for why eating
hamburger meat makes you sick: There is shit in the meat."
-- Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation
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South Dakota legislators have passed a new RAW MILK
standard which will become law today, December 11th, 2013.
The law puts into effect a new rule which prohibits
more than 10,000 coliform bacteria per liter of milk.
These coliform bacteria are appropriately named, as
they are commonly found teeming within the colon of
mammals. Such bacteria give cow's milk a distinctively
comforting bouquet to milk and cheese lovers.
Coliform bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella come
directly from the stinky-brown contents of a cow's colon
or ass-to-risk. Drinking such bovine discharges can
become a sickly sentence.
Colonies of coliform bacteria in milk double their number
every 20 minutes so that in one hour, 10,000 will become
80,000. In two hours, 80,000 grow to 640,000. In just
three hours sitting at room temperature, your liter of
raw milk might contain more than 2.5 million unwanted
In less than seven hours, that one-liter milk bottle
can contain more coliform bacteria than the population
of humans inhabiting planet Earth.
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"One thing that stands out throughout the entire year was
that in South Dakota we are much more united than we are
divided. Now the divided part creates news, but the united
part is what moves us forward."
- Mike Rounds (Past S.D. Governor; Current Senate Candidate)