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Why spinach caused a national outbreak of coli in USA? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-9-26 16:24:42 |Display all floors
We chinese eat spinach as a kind of daily vegetable but never ever fall in ill,except those are spread too much pesticides.
If the spinach in US grow with pesticides, where's the coli coming from?
In my opinion, :)the key problem is on the cooking style, Americans eat vegetable without heating, Chinese usually boiled or fried or steamed very well so that the bacteria were killed completely, right?
One thing that's truly hard to eradicate is the idea.

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Post time 2006-9-26 16:31:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by crimsonwolf at 2006-9-26 16:24
We chinese eat spinach as a kind of daily vegetable but never ever fall in ill,except those are spread too much pesticides.
If the spinach in US grow with pesticides, where's the coli coming fro ...
Maybe they use feces as fertilizer

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Post time 2006-9-26 19:29:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by crimsonwolf at 2006-9-26 03:24
the key problem is on the cooking style, Americans eat vegetable without heating, Chinese usually boiled or fried or steamed very well so that the bacteria were killed completely, right?


actually you are right!!  much of the Spinach we Americans eat is raw.  Because of this, any bacteria is also consumed.  Many times, the bacteria comes from where the spinach is grown, from wild animals such as birds or deer.  It can also come from the dirty hands of the workers that pick the spinach.  although it is washed, sometimes not all of the dirt comes off.  

I don't eat raw spinach anymore.:)

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Post time 2006-9-26 22:20:59 |Display all floors
As one of my friends said, "It was the migrant workers sh*tting in the fields."

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Post time 2006-9-26 23:22:22 |Display all floors

Reply #1 crimsonwolf's post

that explains the HIGH METHANE production in the USA!

IN China, we just have TOO MANY PEOPLE!~

HA HA HA


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Post time 2006-9-27 04:24:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by bornne at 9-26-2006 16:31
Maybe they use feces as fertilizer



cow manure is said to be the cause...apparently the e.ecoli can live for several days in the stuff.


there's not any point of being afraid to eat the spinach forever since most americans eat salads (all kinds of raw vegetables) pretty regularly...and any of the veggies could've had this.

i think the number of deaths being reported in the US each year due to e. coli is apprx. 67 and most or all probbly have no relation to spinach.

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Post time 2006-9-27 07:30:13 |Display all floors
Manure found its way into the water.

Cow manure found its way into the water that's used to water the spinach.  So the e.coli is inside the leaf, not just on top where it can be washed off.

To give some perspective, about 150 people were made sick and just a few died.  But it's all over the television like it was another 9/11 attack or something.  American media is tough when anyone screws up the food supply, because the media is a lapdog with government.  So they try to stay important by policing our salads.  Valuable, sure.  But a more solid critique of the Iraq WMD estimates would have served the country well too.


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