This is a must read article… NY Times: When Bad Things Come from Good Food CLICK HERE>>
This should be the quote of the year from the chief of the outbreak response and surveillance team:
Dr. Braden said: “The way produce is farmed and processed has changed. It’s become more centralized, and you have these huge processors and distributors that produce tens of thousands of pounds of a particular produce in a particular day. If something goes wrong with that produce you’ve got a big problem, whereas with small farmers, if there is a problem it’s much more limited.”
In addition, he said, bagged and prewashed produce didn’t exist 25 years ago, and people today eat more raw vegetables than in the past.
It’s time to get serious about supporting local food!