I was just thinking about the whole irradiation of leafy greens thing and I realised that they aren’t even bothering to wash them still, they are just going to nuke them and that’s it.
I am sure that since the E.Coli is coming from the fertilizer not the greens themselves, the risk could surely be eliminated if they would just wash them. I have always hated having to wash greens and I most often do not when I am just feeding myself. Probably many people are like me and don’t wash them which puts us at high risk for infection.
Of course washing greens without damaging them and without making them look worse would probably cost a few bucks, but nuking them is cheap, cheap, cheap!
1% of the military budget or a portion of the government meat subsidies could be used to finace the green washing or the cost of vegan fertilizers instead of using human and animal waste. But since when has the American Government ever spent money on “We The People”. Typical.
ps. everyone’s always encouraging others to Vote, I lived in a small California town for a few years and they had a better solution to government than just voting. In Arcata people who want to change things run for local office and they have been for years. Because of this, Arcata is unlike any town I’ve ever experienced. They even have a law that no companies are allowed to open there that have more than 3 locations, so in Arcata you won’t find any Mcdonalds, Burger Kings or Wal-Marts.