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E. coli found in cattle feces in spinach probe

Reuters published an article this morning titled E. coli found in cattle feces in spinach probe. This headline should not surprise anyone who has actually visited the Salinas Valley.  I spent all day today driving around Salinas and other Valley’s and Counties implicated in this outbreak.  Anyone with a shred of common sense would have concluded that cow %^#& would run down hill.  Everywhere I went I saw beautiful fields of lettuce and spinach (some plowed under, some just sprouting), and nearby, generally uphill (upstream), I saw cows, all shapes and sizes.