In the latest E.coli outbreak, a bag of contaminated spinach has been traced to California’s Salinas Valley. It’s the ninth such incident in the past 11 years. Why do such outbreaks occur? Who’s in charge of protecting consumers? Would changes in farming and distribution make for greater food safety? Plus, political fireworks in the General Assembly and the future of the UN.
Are America's Vegetables as Safe as They Should Be?
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