Saturday, September 16, 2006

Tell Popeye

If the taste and texture weren't enough reason for you to not eat spinach, here comes another.

Escherichia coli O157:H7.

It sounds like a European mailing address. But it's actually the scientific name for the strain of E. coli bacteria that causes illness in humans. It has been found recently in bagged spinach, and one person has died and almost 100 have been sickened by the outbreak.

Someone tell Popeye.

It's hard to be "strong to the finich" with severe abdominal cramps lasting five to ten days. Not to mention some of the other symptoms. Looks like he may have to find another leafy green to stock up on. For me, it's just another excuse to skip the veggie and move straight to dessert.

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