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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Spinach again

The spinach story just won't go away. I buy fresh spinach all the time. This package came from Whole Foods, before the whole brouhaha began. Look - it's BABY spinach - and it's ORGANIC. Surely they're talking about some more ordinary, generic kind. But no. It turns out it's THIS exact kind that's causing all the trouble. It's on official "recall" now, so I'll take it back. (And don't worry - I didn't eat any of it.)Would it be safer to stick to local produce? This is just very very scary. Posted by Picasa


Blogger SuperMom said...

And, to make it scarier still, it appears that this strain of e coli is even worse than regular strains of e coli (at least that's what I thought the blurb promoting the news last night said; I fell asleep before the story ran).

2:01 PM  
Blogger JoeOlson said...

When it comes to e coli, organic veggies may have a higher risk factor because many growers will be using "organic" fertizilers (one of the principle ways that e coli is spread is through contact with fecal matter). There was a similar problem with organic strawberries imported from Mexico in the 90's shortly after NAFTA became law. Of course the chemical fertilizers may have some risks too (we'll have to wait to see if the doctors and scientists ever establish any hard links to illnesses). So flip a coin and pick your posion.

11:47 AM  
Blogger AlexanderTheGreat said...

I hope we sued them Mexicans!

8:30 PM  

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