The health staff writers over at the LA Times have written a great article, Eating With the Enemy, on the growing prevalence of widespread foodborne illnesses stemming from products as seemingly disparate as ground beef, romaine lettuce, cilantro, Anaheim peppers, granola nut clusters, alfalfa sprouts and of course, peanuts.  The article serves as a preface to a fantastic and

In this last Sunday’s New York Times, there was a fascinating set of maps that showed the geographic location of organic farms across the United States.  The article noted that organic vegetables now account fro five percent of all vegetables sales. 

This increase is interesting.  But what I find much more interesting is that the