More than a ton of factory farmed beef recently recalled  Over 1,000 pounds of ground beef have recently been recalled by Minnesota-based Rancher’s Legacy Meat Co., after routine product inspection conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at the company’s facility raised concerns over possible E. coli contamination.In fact, a USDA press release prioritizes this recall’s health risk as “high,” noting that the particular contamination in question, E. coli O157:H7, “is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure [to] the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.  Once again, such findings demonstrate that an awareness about the dangers that often occur in factory farming settings is essential. Furthermore, for many people, it also builds on the case that removing meat from the diet and replacing it instead primarily with fresh fruits and vegetables is beneficial for optimal health. All too often, meat recalls are occurring, making one question whether continual consumption of these products is worth jeopardizing the body. For example, in June 2014, Missouri’s Fruitland American Meat recalled over 4,000 pounds of beef due to concerns that it might contain parts of the animal’s nervous system that can ultimately lead to mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy.(3) Just one month prior, a Michigan-based meat-processing plant, Wolverine Packing Co., issued a recall on 1.8 million pounds of ground beef, citing possible E. coli contamination. More