Oh no, not cilantro!

In the latest news in Everything in the World Will Kill You, KYW posted an article today that now cilantro and jalapenos are being linked to the salmonella outbreak too. They say about the investigation…

And therein lies the frustration. Seven weeks into their investigation, federal health officials aren’t shortening the list of potential culprits but adding to it. Now jalapeno pepper (in photo) producers are being probed alongside tomato distributors, and even fresh cilantro is under suspicion too.

As for me, I still love my cilantro and my jalapenos. Actually, these days I prefer habaneros if I’m making something hot. But, of course that’s beside the point. There’s part of me that does feel concerned with all these alarmist alerts, but I do think the media pushes stories like this to distract us from real issues. Of course there should be concern, but not everyone has the money to buy all organic all the time. I suppose this all goes into the Omnivore’s Dilemma.

In other news, I have another interview for next week and a call from someone late in the day today that I need to return tomorrow. So, it seems like my interviews have been coming in waves lately. I was getting worried for awhile that I wasn’t getting any calls, but I have at least 3 and possibly 4 coming up now.


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