Sunday, October 2, 2011

Killer cantaloupe, scary sprouts — what to do?

Rotting cantaloupes on the Jensen Farm in Holly, Colorado, USA.  This fruit alone has caused 19 disease outbreaks since 1984 and is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, children and the elderly and is to be avoided by these groups unless you know exactly where it comes from.  The outbreak of Listeria is new to cantaloupes and it actually grows in the coldness of our refrigerators. Organic affords NO protection against germs.  Read the many safety guidelines and maybe you will be like me and skip all that haggle and worry and not buy any until they can guarantee them to be disease free.  After all who can't live without cantaloupe?

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