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The Wall Street Journal reports that “the E. coli outbreak in Northern Germany has been traced to a single bean-sprout farm near Hamburg, John Dalli, European commissioner in charge of health and consumer policy, confirmed Saturday.

“German authorities on Friday had said that tests on the bean sprouts from the organic farm had been matched to the strain responsible for the deadly bacterial infection ... Authorities will now investigate how the specific E. coli strain got into the food chain.”
KC's View:
I don’t know why, but when I read this story I immediately thought of the “Lone Gunman” theory.

It is always a lot easier to point one’s finger in one direction. Reassuring, even.

But I wonder how many people have absolute faith in the European commissioner in charge of health and consumer policy.