As a result of the recent e-coli outbreak from eating contaminated spinach, farmers in California, where most of our fresh spinach is grown, are plowing under their crop. Agricultural expert John Crespi says, “At this point, we don’t know how long the product will be kept off the shelf.” How did this happen?

Our agricultural policies are what actually caused this outbreak. Christopher Waniek writes in that the only way to prevent this from happening in the future is to support local farms by buying at farm stands and farmers’ markets, where the produce is better quality, but may be more expensive, and to give up our addiction to cheap beef, which is an essential ingredient in fast food.
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