Sunday, January 18, 2009

Organic food

Grown without pesticides, or anything that might make life uncomfortable for the little critters that live in amongst the plants. Rat Lungworm disease has hit the organic lettuce market in Hawaii.

The disease occurs when parasitic worms are passed from rat feces to slugs or snails and then to people.

The worms usually die after several weeks but can cause significant pain and damage to the nervous system and, in some instances, paralysis, blindness and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Good to know the worms have a short lifespan, but then fresh veggies have a short shelf life, too. The organic food advocates are also the ones advocating against gnetically modified produce that would be resistant to infestations like this.

Thanke to American Thinker for this one.

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