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The 'nastiest things' sure leaves out a lot of information [and untrue info, like the number of MSRA deaths per year in the US -- they're off by a factor of three and I can't find a single one linked to foods eaten -- you don't get the infection that way].
But then, it's Rodale, long-time purveyor of propaganda and polemics. I'd just love to see them 'test' organic and local foods the same way. As far as I can tell, most of the e coli deaths in the US each year come from eating organic greens.
yes, that "nastiest things" piece is just an anti-supermarket, anti-farming piece.
Notice how every single "alternative" is "organic"?
While they are correct that there's a lot of spoiled fruit and vegetables (and meat) on supermarket shelves, that has nothing to do with production methods and everything with stores overextending the sell by dates past what's reasonable, then putting things on sale only 1-2 days before that date, at which time it's already marginal (at best) for human consumption.
And that includes especially fresh produce, unlike what they claim (that you should buy fresh) and especially "organic" stuff.
Looking at the supermarket here, on average half of all fruit is mouldy. And imported fruit to a lesser extent than locally produced...
Meat, most is spoiled to where it's stinking and rotting in the packaging 2 days after you bring it home, despite the sell by date being 2-3 days after that.
And that's all fresh products. Canned goods tend to last long beyond their sell by date. One reason I now eat canned vegetables almost exclusively. At least it's not moldy and rotting by the time I get to cook it.
I've found that people who push for a "European-style" health care system are both woefully uninformed about those systems and totally unwilling to examine them closely. Another Article of Leftist Faith.
"9 Nastiest Things" screed is over a year old and full of BS.
I would say it's one of the 9 most useless links on this site.
Pink Slime? High Fructose Corn Syrup? Organic vegetables?
Give me a break.
"Look for beef from a local grass-fed beef operation".
That's going to work very well in New York or Boston.
"Less than 2 percent of all imported seafood is inspected — clearly, that's a problem".
Clearly there are not enough shrimp inspectors. Maybe every fish crossing into the USA should be inspected by the TSA?