Comments for: Distance from farm to plate increases chance of food illness

Posted Oct. 02, 2011, at 7:23 a.m.

WASHINGTON  — Outbreaks of listeria and other serious illnesses linked to tainted food are becoming more common, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork. A cantaloupe grown on a Colorado field may make four or five stops before it reaches …

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