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Beware of Organic Manure, It Can Carry Campylobacter

The First Post, an online daily magazine, tomorrow (4/10/08) takes on some myths about organic farming.   It reports that one of those myths is that organic food is healthier. 

Not only is that not true, organic can be dangerous.   The First Post warns:

Organic manure can also carry the dangerous bacteria Campylobacter which causes stomach infections, vomiting and diarrhoea. The Danish National Veterinary Laboratory found Campylobacter in 100 per cent of organic chicken flocks but only 36.7 per cent of conventional chicken flocks.

Organic and free range poultry are also more likely to be exposed to bird flu.  

For a rundown on the other myths, check out the First Post story here.

  • I’m always into discussions on anything organic, so this read made me feel at home.
    I’ll bookmark the site and subscribe to the feed!