Veggies from hell
(Not chocolate! Say it aint so!!)
Undercooked hamburger, I can understand. But spinach, lettuce, almonds …? USA Today reports:
- Common food pathogens are evolving. For example, most forms of E. coli are harmless. It wasn’t until the 1970s that a deadly version emerged — a version that causes kidney damage and death.
- Two forms of the salmonella bacteria, Salmonella typhimurium and Salmonella newport, have evolved to resist most of the antibiotics that doctors are comfortable giving to children.
- At least one form of salmonella, formerly thought to be able to live for only a few days outside of the gut of a warm-blooded animal, now appears to be able to take up residence in the soil.
It’s a scary world, when even vegetables are out to get you!