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E. Coli Advice

The big names in food politics are tracking Germany's current E. coli outbreak closely. One expert tells columnist Mark Bittman to view mass-produced raw meat and produce "like you are swimming in a pool with a thousand people you don’t know." Meanwhile, nutritionist Marion Nestle answers reader questions, like why the outbreak seems more deadly for women, and the best protection against food-borne illness. [NYT, The Atlantic]