Over the last 20 years I have spoken before Health Departments and Environmental Health Departments all across the United States (some 30 states) as well as in Canada, England, France, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and China.  In a few months I will be off to South Africa and then England, Dubai and China again.  In between I will be in several states speaking to the food industry about why it is a bad idea to poison your customers.  Much of the time I spend speaking about how important both public and environmental health are, and how much the public needs our governmental officials.

It was admittedly with a great degree of shock and sadness that I watched as KHOU 11 Drew Karedes reported today that the parents of 18-month-old and 4-year-old, Noah and Jack Melton, who were sickened and nearly died from E. coli, although satisfied that health officials determined the source of the sickness, were not so happy with how that news was delivered to the media.

None of us should be.  Dr. Eric Wilke is not only an insensitive suck-up, he is also simply an idiot who should be fired.

However, I will let you be the judge of that.