David Frum

01.29.13

The Green Monster

According to a new study conducted by the CDC, 1 in 5 food related illnesses are caused by leafy green vegetables. In fact, roughly 50% of all food related illnesses are attributed to produce. While the CDC notes that this number is frightening, they said that this should not discourage people from eating their 5 daily servings.

Many of the vegetable-related illnesses come from norovirus, which is often spread by cooks and food handlers. So contamination sometimes has more to do with the kitchen or restaurant it came from then the food itself.

Does this bring to mind the Taco Bell E. coli fiasco of 2006?