Are Feedlots Infecting Your Lettuce?

Cattle are a known source of deadly E.coli, but the government doesn’t inspect feedlots for the bacteria

Lisa Rab
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A week before Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it was investigating an outbreak of E.coli in romaine lettuce, the fourth such outbreak in two years. In early December, a fifth outbreak was…

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Lisa Rab
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Lisa Rab is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in outlets such as The Washington Post Magazine and Politico Magazine.