During the first week of September, the news is broadcasting the recall of cucumbers after many illnesses and a death resulting from salmonella contamination.
My heart goes out to the people affected. I will take this opportunity to remind you, buy local, know your farmer. When you look at the spread of the contamination, you can see that if all those people had adhered to the “buy local” philosophy, they’d be fine.
The news story doesn’t talk enough about how this widespread contamination can only occur in a too-big agricultural system.