Saturday, September 16, 2006

What's Good For The Goose

Current mood: fair-minded

News and Politics

One person dies and spinach disappears overnight from America's supermarket shelves. Hundreds of thousands of people die from tobacco products annually, yet cigarettes remain on the market.

People will use this latest E.coli outbreak as an excuse not to eat their vegetables, and spinach will go the way of purslane and dandelion greens.

Federal regulations are needed. Why not adopt the same ones that govern the tobacco industry?

I propose that the government restrict the sale of spinach to those over nineteen, and require packagers to print a warning label on the bag, next to the nutritional information.