Friday, May 07, 2010

Avoid The Salad

Looks harmless, doesn't it.

But it's deadly.

Your mother told you to eat your vegetables. She served up a bowl of lettuce with every meal and insisted that it was good for you.

Happy Mother's Day, Ma, and you're wrong, wrong, wrong.

Lettuce will make you sick. Lettuce could kill you.

Another outbreak of E. coli is making the rounds and romaine lettuce is being pulled from shelves. College students were hit particularly hard, but you'd have to believe that they're most likely to be served up the cheapest food and cheap food requires cheap labor and handling.

You can't cook up a salad and serve it bacteria free. By its very nature it's a raw food, and every little bug and bacillus goes down your gullet with all that lovely roughage.

Should you be taking your mother to brunch this Sunday, be sure to keep her well away from the lettuces.

It's not good for you, you might say. Don't eat that. You don't know where it's been.

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