Calgary father speaking out against food system
Robert Boschman, a Mount Royal University professor, says that Canada's food processing system is flawed.
Published Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:01AM MDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:03AM MDT
A Calgary father whose daughters were poisoned by E. coli and nearly died has some strong words about the food processing system at fault in the XL Foods recall.
Robert Boschman’s two daughters became sick from E. coli in 1997 when they ate some sliced deli meats.
They only survived thanks to an experimental drug.
“To see your little kids go through that is… there aren’t words for it, you know?”
In the time since their illness, he’s spent the time to become an author and researcher on the subject.
He’s also engaged in several presentations on the subject of E. coli.
Boschman, a Mount Royal University professor, is now speaking out against the food processing system he says is at the root of the problems in beef.
“No matter how many inspectors there are, no matter how many laws are made, as long as we’re pushing 4,000 to 5,000 cattle through a big plant, we’re going to have this happen again and again.”
He is going to presenting a paper he wrote on E. coli and the Canadian food supply at an upcoming conference at MRU.