What’s wrong with spinach?

Good article by Michael Pollan in today’s NYT Magazine: The Vegetable-Industrial Complex

2 responses to “What’s wrong with spinach?

  1. Listen up, brothers and sisters
    Come hear my desperate tale
    I speak of our friends of nature
    Trapped in the dirt like a jail
    Vegetables live in oppression
    Served on our tables each night
    This killing of veggies is madness
    I say we take up the fight
    (Arrogant worms)
    Just a little humor to lighten up a (deservedly) serious topic.

  2. The lethal strain of E. coli known as 0157:H7, responsible for this latest outbreak of food poisoning, was unknown before 1982; it is believed to have evolved in the gut of feedlot cattle. These are animals that stand around in their manure all day long, eating a diet of grain that happens to turn a cow’s rumen into an ideal habitat for E. coli 0157:H7. (The bug can’t survive long in cattle living on grass.)

    Link added by me.
    I linked the doubtful claim to Tara’s analysis of the issue.