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Fight anti-bacterial America with fresh food

Media is abuzz with talk this week about food bacteria.

First, updates about the Peanut Butter samonella outbreak recall foodstuffs nearly hourly.

Then, Jane Brody wrote in the New York Times about how eating a little dirt is actually good for you.  (The article also advocates pet ownership, something near to my heart.)

Cleveland food writer Michael Ruhlman's post connects the dots.  Processed food leads to elimination of good and bad bacteria leads to kids and adults with more allergies, digestive disorders, and diabetes.   He comes to the same conclusion I have - eat fresh whole foods, maybe with a tiny bit of dirt.  You will not be worried about recalls and you just might live a longer happier life!