CAPE TOWN — Stellenbosch University scientists are investigating the levels of harmful bacteria on locally grown fruit and vegetables, hoping to establish a link between the bugs on the food and contaminated river water used for irrigating crops.
Monday, August 18, 2008
SA: E coli counts in our rivers off-the-charts unhealthy
You might say 'so what', except these rivers are used to irrigate, and then that gunk ends up on the fruit and vegetables you eat. A bacteria count thousands of times above a recommended rate is scary.