it is soooo good to hear from you. the NY CSI is the only one I dont watch. And
they should have used E. coli wash down from the cattle, not botulism. the bacteria
make botulism are obligate anaerobes and cannot live exposed to air.
I found it interesting that E. coli and other bacteria produce a filament that does
let it adhere to the leaves of plants. "Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)
strains are important food-borne pathogens that use a filamentous type III secretion
system (fT3SS) for colonization of the gut epithelium. In this study we have shown
that EHEC O157 and O26 strains use the fT3SS apparatus for attachment to leaves.
in the actual case I think it was wild pigs running thru cattle areas and then into
planted fields carrying contaminating bacteria.
Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago