Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

I'm assuming the US has tomato barons

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:23 AM
Original message
I'm assuming the US has tomato barons


the 6 a.m. CNN news said they had tested 100s of tomatos and did not find anything unhealthy. and they are wondering if it is something other then tomatos making people ill and dead. people are still getting sick.

so, now that the current tomato crop has been ruined for selling - I was wondering if a tomato baron had caught the displeasure of the neo cons?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:24 AM
Response to Original message
1. That's what I was wondering!
:tinfoilhat:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:26 AM
Response to Original message
2. Tomato baron-is that like a dental floss tycoon?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:31 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. I'd guess they sell more tomatos then floss - so whose your baron?
nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:28 AM
Response to Original message
3. Tomatoes... Ketchup.... Heinz.... Kerry
:tinfoilhat:

Hmmmmmmmm
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:37 AM
Response to Reply #3
7. but, are the neo cons still after Kerry? did Kerry do something recently?


nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:34 AM
Response to Original message
5. Thought that from the line.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:34 AM
Response to Original message
6. There's lots of them in FL; Bernie Sanders has been fighting for
workers' rights for years. Read this and weep...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-bernie-sanders/the-ha...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:54 AM
Response to Original message
8. I heard the news today, Oh Boy....tomatoes mat NOT be responsible for salmonella outbreak:
that's what they said, but they still don't know what the reasonn is

this will be big news, obviously, if the report I heard on local Chicago newsradio this morning is true

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tomatoes28-2008ju...

As the number of cases in an ongoing salmonella outbreak climbed past 800 Friday, federal health officials said that they might never find the cause -- and that tomatoes might not be the culprit after all.

The news was greeted with resignation and a degree of anger from shoppers and growers who have seen millions of tomatoes taken off grocery shelves in the last month.



Salmonella outbreak linked to Florida, Mexico farms
Tomato salmonella outbreak linked to 7 cases in New York City
Of 1,700 domestic and international tomato samples collected for investigators so far, none has tested positive, said David Acheson, associate commissioner with the Food and Drug Administration.

Though fresh tomatoes have a "strong association" with many of the cases and remain a top suspect, he said health officials have not confirmed that the fruit carried the rare Salmonella Saintpaul strain.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Dec 20th 2014, 07:22 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC