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Poop In Da Pipes

This past August motherjones.com printed an article about what's in your hamburger. Predictably enough, a lot of fecal matter, not to mention e. coli and lots of good old bacteria. But that'll happen when you process beef, in this example, using contemporary methods almost designed to make beef unhealthy, even dangerous, to eat. Follow the link to read more details, if you have the stomach for it, but here's a tasty chart from the story illustrating some of their findings to whet your appetite.

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