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Thread: Vegetables of Death?
06-08-2008, 09:37 AM #1
Vegetables of Death?
Saw it on the TV news, samonella on tomatoes and this is not the first time either. I always wash store-bought vegetables that I do not cook. Onions, toss the top layer. Head lettuce, toss top layer and check the rest for bugs. Some stuff gets peeled and other stuff gets cooked, so that don't matter. But is rinsing stuff enough? Stuff like tomatoes and loose-leaf lettuce? I generally just rinse in cold water. Is that safe?
06-08-2008, 09:41 AM #2
i do the same as you do and it is a good questionI dont warranty Tinkeritus
06-08-2008, 10:24 AM #3
It's best to grow your own, if you have the room and the time, I go to the store and see the strawberries they're trying to sell, they look sick compaired to mine.
06-08-2008, 11:14 AM #4
I heard that story on the radio on my way to work the other day. I was eating a BLT that I picked up on my way in.
06-08-2008, 01:26 PM #5
06-08-2008, 01:32 PM #6
Thanks...I saw a story on 60 minutes about chicken and couldn't eat it for 3 years...now no tomatoes
06-08-2008, 01:43 PM #7
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06-23-2008, 07:52 PM #9Regular Guest
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read somewhere that the salmonella was inside the tomatoes-washing them does no good-they didnt know if it came from the fertilizer or from the workers in the field with no toilet for miles
06-23-2008, 09:50 PM #10
2] I am not sure about the confusion over fertilizer/ no toilets. Poo-based fertilizers are probably not tossed over bearing tomatoe plants, rather worked into the soil before the plant is planted. I suspect the actual confusion is over fruit-bucket/ poo-bucket. Those things should be clearly labeled,...