Twenty-six people have fallen ill after eating E. coli contaminated lettuce at Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Canada. At the same time, chicken served at Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets in China is being investigated for high levels of antibiotics.
Spring is here, and we’re already knee deep in lettuce thanks to our local CSA. My husband and I aren’t big salad eaters, and I always feel guilty for tossing those bags of browned lettuce into the compost at the end of the week. Since I bet I’m not the only one having trouble with the lettuce bounty, I thought I’d share some salad-free lettuce recipes that I’ve been digging lately!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continued a disappointing series of decisions today with its announcement it would likely establish a national marketing agreement that allows the leafy greens industry to develop its own food safety criteria. Mere months after signaling its intention to deregulate genetically engineered crops and potentially reverse the ban on Chinese chicken imports, the USDA is now allowing the industry that brought us E. coli-tainted spinach to police itself.
This agreement allows industry to create its own production standards and creates USDA audits to verify that they are followed.
Easy, healthy vegan lunches that can be made on Sunday for the work week. They freeze well and can be eaten cold if you do not have access to a microwave.
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