Organic bean sprouts are killing French people two weeks after organic bean sprouts killed Germans. It’s beginning to look like an epidemic, not a biological epidemic, a cultural epidemic. Consumers who are too stupid or too ill-informed to prefer natural and organic food are spared.
I know how petty I am sounding. Yet, the fact is that if an industrial, microwavable preparation of processed macaroni and (imitation) cheese had killed twenty people in a short time and caused illness in many more, you would never hear the end of it.
It’s not well known in this country but in Europe, it’s common briefly to irradiate vegetable products precisely to kill bacteria. It’s the non-irradiated, natural bean sprouts for purists that’s killing Europeans. I wish there was a way to make Santa Cruz take note.