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Ugh.

Posted by Russell on January 03, 2007 at 9:04 p.m.
While driving up to San Francisco with Mimi, I seem to have contracted some sort of food poisoning (E. coli, probably) at a Wendy's on the 101.

I've never liked fast food; it doesn't taste good, it's unhealthy, the vegetarian selection sucks, and the places are loud, tacky and uncomfortable. The food and sauces have so much salt that instead of feeling full, I end up feeling like a beached whale bloating in the sun, and still hungry.

Now I have one more reason to hate them. They buy produce farmed and prepared so inexpertly that they can't keep keep the shit off of it. I've worked on a farm myself, and I find it astonishing that in 2007, we have problems like this. Running a farm is difficult, complicated work, but making sure the food is safe to eat is one of the easiest parts of the job. It involves very simple and inexpensive decisions like making sure not to pour liquid pig shit on the ground directly uphill from the where you grow the onions.

Aren't you glad that George Bush has gutted the USDA? Don't worry. Industry can inspect itself.

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