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Meat Plant Closures Mean that Pigs are Gassed or Shot

May 14, 2020 by


By Michael Corkery and David Yaffe-Bellany One Minnesota hog farmer sealed the cracks in his barn and piped carbon dioxide through the ventilation system. Another farmer has considered gassing his animals after loading them into a truck. And a third shot his pigs in the head with a gun. It took him all day. These […]

Whole Foods worker dies of COVID-19

April 17, 2020 by


A worker at the Whole Foods in Swampscott [MA] has died of COVID-19, the company confirmed Friday. The employee, who was not identified by the company in a statement, died on Wednesday. “Our hearts are with his loved ones during this incredibly difficult time, and with his fellow Team Members at our Swampscott, Massachusetts store,” […]

Couple sue Whole Foods in son’s E. coli death

December 20, 2014 by


by Doug Powell I’ve said it many times: Whole Foods is too concerned about food porn and not enough about food safety. According to the Boston Herald a Braintree, Mass. couple whose 8-year-old son died after allegedly eating ground beef contaminated with a powerful strain of E. coli is suing the grocery chain that sold […]

CDC: Listeria in Cheese caused death & illnesses

November 2, 2014 by


CDC update on cheese produced by Oasis Brands – 2  ill, 1 death Whole-genome sequences of the Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from recalled quesito casero cheese produced by Oasis Brands, Inc. were found to be highly related to sequences of Listeria strains isolated from one person who became ill in September 2013 and two persons […]

E. Coli takes life of 8-year-old boy

July 16, 2014 by


In a sad article on, an eight year old boy from Braintree, MA died from E.coli. A little boy from Braintree fell sick and then passed away just days later due to E. Coli. In a matter of 10 days, a Braintree family went from having a child with typical stomach-bug symptoms to not […]

Coroner Perplexed by Ohio Teen’s Caffeine Overdose

July 2, 2014 by


LAGRANGE, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio coroner says he was perplexed by a healthy high school student’s death until testing of a white powdery substance found at his home came back as caffeine. Logan Stiner was a senior at Keystone High School in LaGrange, southwest of Cleveland. He died suddenly at home on May […]

Peanut allergy kills teen despite epinephrine injections

July 31, 2013 by


Elizabeth Landau, CNN Friday was the last night at summer camp for Natalie Giorgi. The 13-year-old took a bite of a dessert but spit it out because something didn’t seem right. Later that evening, she was pronounced dead. Natalie died of a severe allergic reaction to peanut butter, CNN affiliate KXTV reported. Her sudden death […]