It is known that e-coli is spread by cow puckey getting into water. This author explains how it happens and what can be changed to stop it. http://www.knowledgeofhealth.com/re...&catagory=Infectious Disease, Health Agencies In the recent outbreak the Feds went after an organic grower of vegetables and an organic free range raw milk producer with recalls, with zero hard evidence in the case of the dairy farm. Are the feds afraid of the beef industry or what? I was hearing talk of a massive, expensive, clean up program at the public expense on the drive time radio this morning. As usual there seems to be a simple answer that the politicians won't look at.