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Full Spectrum Culture - A ‘habitual offender’ unleashes nearly half a billion salmonella-tainted eggs

A ‘habitual offender’ unleashes nearly half a billion salmonella-tainted eggs -- Tom Philpott, Grist

“As a jaded observer of the livestock industry, I just sighed when I learned the scale of the current salmonella-tainted egg recall: 380 million eggs, distributed under 10 different brands in 17 different states, all from a single producer — Iowa-based Wright County Farms. Another day, another industrial-ag gaffe imperiling the health of millions… But then William Neuman’s New York Times piece hipped me to the name of the owner of Wright County Farms: one Austin “Jack” DeCoster. That’s when my sigh became a gasp. Jack DeCoster is one of the most reviled names in industrial agriculture…”

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