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    Nuke The Food

    Nuke The Food

    Via The Telepgraph:

    Seven people in the UK have been affected by the virulent strain, including three Britons and four German nationals.

    Early investigations suggest the strain is a mutant form of two different E.coli bacteria.

    Hilde Kruse, a food safety expert at the WHO, told the Associated Press: “This is a unique strain that has never been isolated from patients before.”

    She added that the new strain has “various characteristics that make it more virulent and toxin-producing”.

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    You're right about the 'nuking,' of course.

    But that was tried at a large local grocery chain and the results (in sales dollars) were very bad.

    Sadly, we'll need a "German problem" to remedy that irrational fear.

    Ditto Professor and Dad29 on nuking. (It's also a great way to deal with many types of hazardous waste) Unfortunately, Americans are fundamentally juvenile idiots, whose stupidity is aided and abetted by the fumbling imbeciles running our media. Don't hold your breath for objective common sense.

    Irradiation of food is an idea whose time has come–with food entering the market from everywhere in the globe , it is the only sensible and safe means of protecting the food supply. If is efficacious , inexpensive and safe.

    If you don't irradiate it, here's a simple way to protect against produce borne germs I found online:"I also found this recipe developed by Susan Sumner, a food scientist at Virginia at Polytechnic Institute and State University, to clean fruits and vegetables. Her disinfecting procedure uses white vinegar (or cider vinegar) and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (the same as found at the drugstore). These are nontoxic, inexpensive and work not only on fruit and vegetables but can be used to sanitize counters and preparation surfaces, including wooden cutting boards, as well. Here’s the method:

    Put the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide into individual dark-colored spray bottles (You might be able to put a clean, new Sprayerright on the hydrogen peroxide bottle.
    Spray your produce or work surface thoroughly first with vinegar and then with hydrogen peroxide.
    Then rinse the produce under running water or wipe the surface with a clean wet sponge."

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