Spinach Update

26 states, 183 people. They’re telling us it’s OK to eat most spinach again, just not the stuff from Salinas Valley in California.

Funny that such a widespread outbreak comes from spinach grown in three counties in California. The states hardest hit by the outbreak are Utah, Wisconsin, and Ohio—fairly far away from the source of the bacteria.

No need to repeat myself on my opinion of the implications of this thing, but I do recommend that you take a look at this map of where the illnesses have occurred and see for yourself how ridiculous it is that in a nation where there’s farmland from coast to coast, we’re shipping truckloads of spinach across the country.

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