Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dr. Roger Beachy at Michigan State University

Roger Beachy, director of the U. S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, made the trip to Michigan State University on Monday to announce the grant in person. The 2.5 million is for a project to study Shiga Toxin producing E. coli - the acronym is STEC - in Michigan dairy and feedlot cattle. "Each year 100,000 people become ill due to E. coli contamination in the food they eat," Beachy said in his opening remarks. Click here to read more about this research in the article by Matthew Miller Lansing State Journal posted March 14, 2011