Local, organic foods not always safer

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  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 26, 2011 6:45 a.m.

    Your chances of being poisoned by E. coli, salmonella or other bacteria is about 10 times higher with organically grown food than conventional food. The reason is contamination from animal by products used as fertilizers on most organically grown foods. I am in no way opposed to organic food, just saying we need to be careful with it, cook it well done and wash it well in anti-bacterial detergents! E.coli is especially dangerous and can cause serious kidney damage,especially elderly and infants! Been there done that!