We are facing a torrent of misinformation about the state of human safety and who is better able to "protect" whom from what! The recent salmonella outbreaks and how they are being dealt with by official sourcess is another part of this misinformation campaign - we are being terrorized by those we have chosen to represent us and we are not holding them accountable!
The reality is that salmonella is prevalent in nature! Endangered turtles are salmonella carriers as are the pets your children prize. The real problem is that when food is processed in centralized loactions and then sold to poorly educated, equipped or greedy (debt encumbered) businesses or home owners, who then are less than careful in the maintenance of their preparation spaces, there is the possibility of transferring the salmonella bacterium to other uncooked portions of a meal.
So what should a community do to counter this threat?
1) require all commercially (non-local) meat to be fully cooked (sterilized) before sale.
2) require that the buyer know the seller / producer of meat that is purchased. In otherwords that the real legal point of sale for meat should be local farmers markets where the buyer is fully informed about proper ways of handling the meat and who was involved in its production.
3) dispense with government led food safety campaigns and cease their activities that cause people to have to seek shelter in high population concentrations (cities).
What is really going on?
A very effective program of rural disenfranchisment has been operating in the USA for over 100 years and globally for over 60 years or more. John Perkins details his part in causing this to happen in his book, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man". Naomi Klein has done courageous in depth study of the practices fostered by the Chicago School of Economics to destabilize any area by economic shock treatment, whereby localities are rendered incapable of doing anything other than allowing outside "social MINERS" - corproate raiders -to come in after all of the local saftey nets have been stripped away. Ellen Brown's latest discussion of the situation in Argentina provides a recipe for extraction of that state from the clutches of the mining elite.
What is one to do while waiting for someone else to solve the problem?
1) BUY LOCAL
2) pay attemtion to what is truly important to the health of your family
3) stop supporting anything large - build a local Cottage Industry Community Unit (CICU) to address those things that you need that are not being made locally
4) do a lot of small tests and watch them work then choose carefully