The number of confirmed cases had risen to 57 - 36 of them in England.
They range from a seven-month-old baby to a pensioner of 87. Nine people have been treated in hospital.
Experts from Public Health Wales (PHW) have been working with Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and environmental health officers to find possible links between the cases and trace the source of the outbreak, after it was initially reported last month.
The suppliers have still not been traced but the link to cooked ham is common in the cases so far.
Cases have also been reported in places as far apart as the north east of England and Norfolk.
How the GMO Debate is Framed Discover Magazine (blog) The business journalist Marc Gunther has a really good article at the Guardian on yet another battle brewing on the GMO front.
Zack Dafoe's insight:
GMO process potatoes have been found by the Discover Magazine blog and the GMO debate has now been framed and the public is not happy! Some individuals claim that they will refuse to eat at another McDonalds again although McDonalds companies are not taking any shame to these claims. GMO can harm an individual if too much is consumed. The public claims that they want REAL potatoes and not some genetically enhanced even if they do "taste better".
(CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison for bankrolling a deadly dogfighting ring, now has a dog.
"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he said in a statement released Thursday. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals."
He added that "our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."
"This is an opportunity to break the cycle," Vick said. "To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change."
In 2010, Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle told HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback shouldn't get a pet immediately and should have to meet certain benchmarks whenever he did.
But Pacelle, whose group has worked with Vick in public outreach efforts, said it would be wrong to close the door to his ever having a dog again.
Under the terms of his conviction, Vick had been barred from owning an animal.
The NFL suspended Vick in August 2007 after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of paying for a dogfighting operation in Virginia. He returned to the NFL in 2009...
Michael Vick was suspended from the NFL in August of 2007 for pleading guilty to the federal charge of forced dogfighting and served 18 months in federal prison. Vick returned to the NFL in 2009 (although many people regret this decision of his) and he claims to be a new man. Vick has been working in public outreach programs and said it would be wrong to close the door to owning a dog. Vick has now purchased a new dog now and claims that he needs to teach his children to develop a healthy relationship with animals. Vick claims to respect animal welfare and proposes to keep the health of animals in mind.
Biotechnology may help offset the effects of climate change and help increase food production, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).
Zack Dafoe's insight:
It is now believed by ISAAA that biotechnology will help with a healthy processing of foods. The production will give off less waste than ever before. The food production will increase as well. The group is known as the International Service for the Acquisition of Agribitech Applications. More information is said to be given later on.
Corporate accountability and transparency should be a business practice that all major companies adopt and implement. If you don't have anything to hide, then why not disclose exactly how you do business? Instead, Big Agriculture is trying to deter an honest depiction of what is really happening. To make it illegal for people to disclose information about the inner workings of your business makes it hard for me to trust the product you are selling.
Industrial farms that host tens of thousands of livestock are breeding grounds for disease, so antibiotics are used to protect the animals. But those animal antibiotics are then ingested by humans, which can make human antibiotics less effective. Additionally, sometimes the diseases grow resistant to the antibiotics and persist or mutate. Humans eating these sick animals can get sick themselves, like in the case of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toni-nagy/why-every-parent-should_b_3064957.html
Rather Than Find An Alternative to Extreme Factory Farming, The Biotech Industry is altering our animals to keep "more of the same" mega-profit factory farming going, with little regulation, oversight, or labeling for consumers:
Farmers are trying to do more to ensure animal safety in farms. Being honest about animal health is a big concern. If an animal has something wrong, the selling of the animal should contain all of the info about the animal. Honesty in the purchasing of animals is very critical. Many farms for breeding are grounds for disease. More antibiotics are being used to ensure animal safety. These animals are being consumed by humans so they are consuming the antibiotics as well so their bodies are becoming less immune to the antibiotic. Scientists suggest that antibiotic use should be limited on farms to ensure more human safety on farms.
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