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.