A focus on food safety in California is harming wildlife, as lettuce farmers strip surrounding land of greenery that harbors wildlife carrying E. coli. "It goes against my nature to have the scorched-earth policy," said Bob Martin, general manager of Rio Farms. "To have bare banks, so every time it rains you've got to bring in a bulldozer and push the dirt back up. Makes no sense! Erosion control is a healthy thing, and it's necessary."
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