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Based on data from nearly 4,600 outbreaks of food illness, researchers estimated the number of cases attributable to 17 different food categories and found that produce accounted for 46% of cases. Leafy vegetables such as spinach and cabbage were responsible for the majority of the illnesses, and most were caused by norovirus, which is spread to produce from water contaminated by fecal matter. (source: CDC as reported by CNN)
So, should you swear off of eating leafy greens to be safe? No, but you should wash them carefully and, whenever possible, obtain them from a local source you know and trust. When it comes to local foods we can trust, there's nothing closer and fresher than the foods we grow ourselves. Growing greens like spinach, lettuce and kale is easy and economical.
Please join the KGI mailing list to learn how you can take more control over your family's food through growing some of your own: http://ow.ly/bsvDu
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