If only I could discount the issues raised in this Farm Wars piece regarding the recent e Coli. outbreak in Europe, and the backlash it has generated against organics after they were blamed as the source of the deadly disease. Unfortunately, I have already heard calls for irradiating seeds and recognize that this poses a daunting threat to the entire natural and organic health food industry. There is compelling evidence that government agencies favor the biotech agenda over organic interests and a recent history of rulings against organic and natural foods providers on the part of the USDA and the FDA. Regarding the origins of the rare new e Coli. strain, there is very little intellectual curiosity in the mainstream about how exactly it came to be in existence, and we need to push for answers to the critical question of how the pathogen became resistant to eight classes of antibiotics, and how it managed to infect a sprouts farm in Germany.