Nick Kristof has an op/ed in today's NY Times noting some sober statistics about the food we eat: that it puts 350,00 people in the hospital and kills 5,000 in the U.S. every year. He also cites three of our papers examining MRSA and swine/swine facilities.
For those of us who like to eat raw veggies and salads, there is a simple way to almost-guarantee safety: soak the food for 20 minutes in diluted dish soap or dilute chlorinated water. Rinse thoroughly, and enjoy.
p.s. the dish soap taste DOES rinse off