Trash your romaine lettuce and don’t eat any in restaurants, says the CDC

Enlarge / Romaine lettuce, looking innocuous. (credit: Chimpr / Flickr) Step away from the salad, advises the CDC. Specifically, you should stay away from romaine lettuce in every possible form: baby romaine, spring mix, whole heads, precut, the works. An outbreak of pathogenic E. coli across 11 states and Canada has been traced to romaine lettuce, an […]

Don’t eat romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec until source of E. coli outbreak determined, officials say

The E. coli strain currently suspected of making people sick in both Canada and the U.S. is the same one that caused a similar outbreak last year, prompting questions about why regulators aren’t issuing a mandatory recall.

I grew basil and lettuce using this indoor smart garden — and the process was truly effortless

Gardening and growing your own plants is a rewarding activity, but it’s not the easiest practice to master, especially when you lack time or patience and when there are factors you can’t control such as amount of sunlight. The Click & Grow Smart Garden ($ 199.95) is a self-watering system that allows even the most […]

Subway franchisees say produce is only delivered one to two times a week, resulting in gross ‘shredded paper’ lettuce

Flickr/s.yume Subway franchisees say that the chain only delivers fresh vegetables and other produce once a week at most locations.  The lack of fresh produce seems to go against the company’s slogan of  “eat fresh.”  The result, according to a franchisee who has protested the policy, is lettuce that tastes like “shredded paper.” Subway closed […]