Comparative Examination Of Escherichia Coli

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Escherichia Coli also known as E. coli is a form of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. While these bacteria are naturally found in the human intestines E. coli can cause a variety medical conditions including certain organ failure, death, and Urinary Tract Infection (Nordstrom &et.al, 2013,1). To avoid E. coli infections, which are often caused by foodborne illnesses, they are generally two schools of thought. The first of these deal with Agriculture practices that lessen the likely hood that consumers may contract an illness according to name year. The article titled Comparative examination of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 survival on romaine lettuce and in soil at two independent experimental sites look at the ag practices of till…show more content…
The sites have variations in climate, soil type, or treatment (till or no-till), and water application (drip irrigation versus natural rainfall) documented here did not influence the survival of the E. coli O157:H7 ATCC 700728 on romaine lettuce or in soil (Bezanson and Et.al, 2012, 484). A way to explain the till and no-till option is (2012) “For the ‘‘tilled’’ treatment, the soil in three of these plots was immediately turned to a depth of approximately 20 cm by using a self-propelled rototiller” (Bezanson and Et.al, 481). A rototiller rotates the ground allowing the new soil to rise. The 20cm which is what the article states is approximately 8 inches. The no-till option is when (2012) “The soil was not worked in the remaining three manured plots (‘‘no-till’’ treatment) (Bezanson and Et.al, 481). This article is effective because it studies two locations using agriculture practices. In each of the locations in Canada the study looks at things like Temperature, location, till no-till or the control and solar hours just to name a few (Bezanson and Et.al, 2012, 481&483). E. coli can affect you by affecting your colon and stomach with the possibility of affecting other organs and death if severe enough. E. coli in this article looks at the two locations and uses different methods to care for the plants and the causes the methods cause to produce on the lettuce involving E. coli. With innovation in agriculture practices this people can
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