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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:54 PM
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First spinach, then beef, and now lettuce... wtf?
This is getting riduculous. CNN just reported that there is a possible lettuce e-coli outbreak and "Foxy" lettuce is being recalled.

:wtf:


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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:56 PM
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1. Bush/Cheney de-regulated the FDA
I'm surprised they even put Nutrition facts on products, I don't think they have to anymore or they can lie now. Oh yes, we are in trouble. They are doing what Reagan couldn't do.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:56 PM
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2. I heard it was carrots on Friday...
I wonder if the FDA is doing it's job?
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:57 PM
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3. i have avoided salad since the spinach thingy --
and damn it -- i wanna eat a salad again!

enough already!
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:59 PM
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4. make your own, just wash it well.
buy local if you can. It's all we can do.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:05 PM
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8. this e-coli was inside the plant as well as outside.
you could cook it good -- but not wash it off.

or as you say -- buy it local - not from any major grower or packager.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:08 PM
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9. You're right. The warnings for spinach specifically mention
that washing it is not an option and I don't think cooking it was either. They were saying to completely dispose of it.


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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:35 PM
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13. sigh -- yes -- you'e right you couldn't cook it either.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:10 PM
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10. you can't wash off e. coli
that's a silly and dangerous suggestion

there are countries where no sane person eats raw vegetables, i suppose we have become one of them, we can't import mexican standards for growing and handling food and then be surprised that we end up with food that is of mexican quality

you don't eat raw lettuce in mexico without soaking it for 20 minutes in chlorine first

and now it's come to california


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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:52 PM
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24. I was unaware. I guess it's safer for us that we just can't afford fresh
vegetables anyway.
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:59 PM
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5. kick
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:00 PM
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6. 'Foxy' brand - sold at walmarts and sams clubs nationwide!
:crazy:
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:01 PM
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7. Well, what do you expect when WE not only crap into the pool...
...but get our livestock to do so -- en masse -- as well?

You would not believe how much crap this civilization generates. Megatons of it. If we're ever going to wean ourselves off oil, btw, we ought to be looking at crap. It seems like an infinitely renewable resource.



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ruiner4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:12 PM
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11. Guess then crap-mobile would have a totally new meaning.. n/t
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:22 PM
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12. Shit hits fan in Washington
Nations food sources in danger!
Run for yer lives!
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:37 PM
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14. maybe someone's peeing in the water that washes the veggies.
I don't know, but the thought crossed my mind.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:47 PM
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18. the lettuce is processed and cut in the fileds BY THE PICKERS
who also shit in the fields. Ever see a port-a-potty in a farm field?
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:40 PM
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15. Looks like we vegetarians are in trouble.
Our food sources are shrinking.
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VeggieTart Donating Member (698 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:32 PM
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22. Well, meat always had shit in it
And tumors and growths and hormones and antibiotics. The USDA is run by the industries it's supposed to regulate, and the FDA is toothless. I can only hope that one of these antiregulatory mooks gets E. coli and almost dies.
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Rufus T. Firefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:45 PM
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16. Remember the imported berries a few years back?
I think they were imported and were contaminated with E. Coli.

I heard one wingnut make the "point" that the FDA was pointless and anyone who still wanted it was delusional, since the outbreak happened even with that agency in existence.

No one called him on the obvious point that no one would KNOW about it without the FDA, and without SOME FDA inspections (they still aren't strict enough) hundreds and perhaps thousands would die every year. The claim that "the market would punish companies that had deadly products" doesn't work because we wouldn't be able to piece together what products might be at fault without a central agency keeping track of it all.
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:46 PM
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17. You know those pickers who are stealing our jobs?
They don't get bathroom breaks and they don't get bathrooms, either.

Guess where they go?
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:53 PM
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20. Are you serious??
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:58 PM
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21. Actually, I can see produce prices getting a lot higher as gas goes down.
And the drought and the lost harvests all around the country will cause our money to go for less and less.

But hey, gas prices are low...so who cares? 800 billion derived from illegal immigrants, 200 billion to keep them out of the country. Now who knows how much will be lost as American currency becomes worth less and less.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:17 AM
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28. I don't know about where you live
but I live in the area where the tainted greens are coming from (in fact, I knew one of the Nunes brothers), and in every produce field there are two portable toilets.

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Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:48 PM
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19. TERRORIST ATTACK!!!!
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:52 AM
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27. Thank you....that was my first thought today
When I read about the lettuce and e-coli...I told myself...this seems exactly like that terra alert system we had...you know...green/yellow/orange/red....that was conveniently used, when we needed to be brought back into line? This is another damned terror alert system...only now they make us afraid to eat fresh vegetables...what's next??? or don't we want to know...cripes...fear, fear, fear...be afraid, be afraid...
wb
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Buchananfan Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:42 PM
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23. SCREW THOSE WHO ARE PUSHING THIS FEAR!
AND THOSE WHO MAY BE FINANCIALLY BENEFITING. EAT WHAT YOU LIKE, ANY DAY AND EVERYDAY
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:20 AM
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26. I guess my salad prep will be light this week.
Run, rabbit, run.

I ain't got ptomaine in my Romaine...
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:58 PM
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25. errr...
9/11, 9/11, Anthrax, Democrats, 9/11, Spinach, Beef, 9/11, Democrats, Lettuce.... and.. 9/11. TERRA CABBAGE!
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