spinach chain letter stupidity kills

I got a chain letter which I will not reproduce here about how the spinach is just fine and it’s a big conspiracy and no one is really getting sick from the spinach and it’s the evil spinach-hating anti-raw-food forces spreading the lies about the virtuous spinach because “they” don’t want you to eat nice raw healthy spinach and live forever.

It was sent from a local raw food place which may well make very nice food themselves but will never get a goddamn dime from me after seeing this. Thanks for the dangerous tinfoil hat bullshit, goodmoodcafe.com

Please don’t forward crap like this. It’s not “just another side to the story.” It’s deadly paranoid garbage.

It’s bad enough that this country is trashing its public health infrastructure and letting Big Agriculture “regulate” itself. Let’s not make things worse. Hundreds of underpaid and underappreciated scientists and public health experts are working 24 hours a day to trace the source of this and every other food-borne disease outbreak and save lives. Calling them liars is nasty and irresponsible.

There is no anti-spinach conspiracy. If you want safer food, pay attention to things like this and why they happen. Super E. Coli bacteria exist because of brain-dead factory farming, and they get into the food because big food corporations wrote the laws that say they can wipe their asses on your food if they feel like it.

There’s your conspiracy and it’s right out in the open.

16 thoughts on “spinach chain letter stupidity kills

  1. what? spinach bad? I hadn’t heard this yet!
    I wash even triple washed bagged lettuce so I’ll probably live?
    As a bonafide food paranoid, the idea that I didn’t hear about this alarms me.

    1. Yep, spinach is bad right now. At least bagged spinach is. The spinach we get comes from organic local growers, although our Organics2You shipments haven’t contained spinach in months–maybe because of the spinach scare, or is it out of season? We get lots of kale, though.
      What really gets me is the NPR Morning Edition blurb on this last week. It effectively said not to eat spinach until you hear further from them. I have a feeling that the bad spinach is going to slowly disappear, but fast enough that nobody will be able to trace its origins, meaning there’s no real news story in which to say “hey, everybody! Spinach is good again!” So people will be holding off on the spinach indefinitely.

      1. Right, and everyone fails to see the real point, which is that bagged produce and other similar products are great disease vectors. It’s not the spinach, stupid, it’s the POO.

  2. Amen.
    I’ve had e coli twice and it was not nice. I was very, very sick. I can’t imagine what it would do to someone with a constitution less sturdy than mine.
    But I lost a lot of weight.

    1. A septicemic E. coli infection nearly killed my father a couple of years ago. He was running a 105-degree fever, which is about one degree below the temperature at which your internal organs start to fail. They had to pack him in ice. So there you go! He lost a lot of weight too.

      1. it the serrach again
        stupid? hell yeah. but i didn’t know we had adecent raw food place around.
        where is it?

      2. Re: it the serrach again
        should have all the info at that domain. it’s in HB. i have no idea if they’re any good, but she’s clearly insane

      3. Since Popeye’s tipple is *canned* spinach, which is cooked to a fare-thee-well, I ‘magine the man with the pipe horribly malformed forearms and jaw would do just fine.

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