More people killed by European organic vegetable sprouts than Fukushima meltdown and Gulf oil spill combined

by editor on June 21, 2011

Eco-wackos hand out trophies for “Worst Environmental Disaster In History” like Hollywood hands out Oscars. Just last year the Gulf oil spill won the title, only to have it snatched away by Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown.

brussels-sprouts

Brussels is a good place to find bureaucrats, but a bad place to find sprouts

One would imagine that the world’s worst environmental disasters must cause untold deaths. Yet, oddly enough, more people have been killed by e coli-infected organic vegetable sprouts in Europe than were killed in both of the world’s worst environmental disasters combined.

Who cares about environmental disasters when US News has the story of the world’s worst epicurean disaster:

Vegetable sprouts grown on an organic farm in northwestern Germany caused the E. coli outbreak that’s sickened nearly 3,000 people and killed 29, according to the head of the nation’s national disease control center.

While no tests of vegetable sprouts from the farm in Lower Saxony came back positive for the E. coli strain responsible for the outbreak, an investigation into the pattern of the outbreak yielded enough evidence to put the finger of blame on the farm, Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, said…

SmallDeadAnimals.com makes sense of it all:

One German organic farm has killed twice as many people as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Gulf Oil spill combined.

Good lord. Do you know what this means? Al Gore will have to make do with domestic vegetable sprouts.

This. Is. Un. Acceptable.

H/T: Andrew Bolt

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21 Comments on "More people killed by European organic vegetable sprouts than Fukushima meltdown and Gulf oil spill combined"

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danybhoy
Member

Hmm, I have told people for years that Ted Kennedy’s Oldsmobile killed more people then 3 Mile Island.

brm
Member

Nice photo, Mr. Editor, but it was BEAN sprouts, not BRUSSELS sprouts.

Now look at all the unnecessary hysteria you’ve caused!

hisham
Guest

It’s okay Barb, I hate Brussel sprouts!

RockingHorseGuy
Member

I love the Brussel sprouts. I just sat down at the computer with a bowl of Jasmine Rice, Broccoli, Chicken, and Brussel Sprouts, all cooked up in a wok with some Oyster Sauce. As far as I could see, nothing was organically grown, and it’s all good.

KimmyQueen
Guest

You’re making me hungry!

hisham
Guest

LMAO! 🙂

jukin
Guest

And more birds are killed every year by windmills than in all the oil spills combined. But killing raptors in the name of Mother Gia is okey dokey for the enviro-fascists.

JustAl
Member

Hell, more people have been killed by windmills than nuclear plants.

Always remember, “A day without nuclear fusion, is a day without sunshine”.

brm
Member

“Hell, more people have been killed by windmills than nuclear plants.”

I thought that was an interesting observation, so I snooped around a bit and found this tidbit concerning death rates and windmills. It turns out that the first female casualty was a German parachutist who hit a wind turbine on her first unassisted jump.

Ouch.

Buck O'Fama
Guest

“…an investigation into the pattern of the outbreak yielded enough evidence to put the finger of blame on the farm, Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, said…”

Ah, ha! Reinhard BURGER, president of the Robert KOCH Institute is saying this….
So this is all a conspiracy between the evil meat industry and the evil Koch group!

anarchocapitalist
Guest

I REFUSE to by ANYTHING with “organic” in the name or the promotion. Not because I’m afraid that it will make me sick, but because of the groups and beliefs that it has, in recent years, become associated with. My grandfather was growing organic fruits and vegetables in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s and he was VERY good at it. Never did the family or any of his customers become ill from his foods. I don’t know what the difference might be, but if I were to propose a theory, it would be that this is some sort of punishment for being anti-human, dirt worshipers. For rejecting the knowledge and technology that we have attained over eons and thinking that “getting back to nature” is the proper course for the human race. These fools would have us stop using the chemicals and pharmacueticals that have improved and extended our lives.

hisham
Guest

AC, have you ever been to Germany? Did you see all those bandy legged men and bow legged women from Turkey walking to work with an empty coffee can in their left hands? That’s their sanitation pail and that might just be the real source of the E. coli outbreak that no one’s talking about; wouldn’t want to offend the illegal guestarbiters, after all, they do all the jobs that Germans won’t do…sound familiar?

anarchocapitalist
Guest

Ahhh, maybe it is the unwashed mooslims and Europe’s terrible sanitation problem, but remember, we have had the same problems with “organic” vegetables here in the U.S. Anyway, except that organic foods are smaller and have more worms in them, have lower crop yields and are MUCH more expensive, what is the real difference from foods that have been grown with pesticides and fertilizer?

I would rather have chemically enhanced and irradiated foods. Of course I know what soap is for and how to use it.

nuke
Member

“Well, wait a few thousand years and count all malformed and cancerous patients in Japan since the meltdown.”

We don’t have to wait that long – just looks at the numbers for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I don’t believe there are many residual deaths from these sites so I doubt folks in the vicinity of the nuclear reactors will see what your describe. Perhaps an elevated chance of getting some diseases, but I don’t think we’ll see 6 armed babies.

Nyrind
Guest

“One would imagine that the world’s worst environmental disasters must cause untold deaths.”
Well, wait a few thousand years and count all malformed and cancerous patients in Japan since the meltdown.
EHEC is now under control, Fukushima isn’t.

hisham
Guest

You watch way too much CNN and Sesame Street!

danybhoy
Member

Outside of the fact that “The Situation Room” has yet to be sponsered by the letters H, T, & U, as well as the numbers 2 & 7, is there much difference between CNN & Sesame Street?

hisham
Guest

No, I haven’t noticed any, but then again, I haven’t watched either program in over a decade, so I might not be the best person to ask!

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