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Space lettuce is just like Earth lettuce, NASA says

March 7th, 2020

Lettuce grown in space proves to be just as nutritious as lettuce grown on Earth, researchers find.  Future crewed missions to deep space could grow vegetables en route or at their destination.  A paper on the research was published in Frontiers in Plant Science. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. A lettuce-growing experiment on the …

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Romaine lettuce is dangerous again as new E. coli outbreak spreads

November 26th, 2019

Hey, remember back exactly one year ago when the CDC begged everyone to throw away romaine lettuce because it was making people sick? Well wouldn’t you know it, it’s happening again! Over two dozen people have already been hospitalized with severe E. coli infections across 16 states, and the CDC is once again sounding the …

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Poop-tained McDonald’s salads have now made 395 people in 15 states sick

August 3rd, 2018

The number of people affected by an outbreak of disease caused by tainted McDonald’s salad has now grown to 395, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 16 individuals have been hospitalized, with cases recorded in 15 states. The illness is caused by the Cyclospora parasite, commonly associated with contamination from feces. The infection takes at …

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Hooray! Romaine lettuce is almost safe to eat again!

May 18th, 2018

There’s good news and bad news on the E. coli outbreak front this week. Which one do you want first? The good news? Okay! According to the latest report from the Centers For Disease Control, the likelihood of any contaminated lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region is still sitting on store shelves or being …