Thursday, July 01, 2010

Upper East Siders, Wash You Bag

From Ag Day and U A.

Just to clarify, my definition of the term "upper eastsiders" are people (including some of my children who attend UWM) who live on the east side of Milwaukee who are liberals, who want all eco laws passed and look down on average people as peasants. All you typical  liberals who carry reusable grocery bags.

News for all you upper eastsiders, geeenie wienie, liberal wackos.
Ban plastic grocery bags, buy reusable, do what you can for the environment. And what do you get, E Coli..
"Reusable Grocery Bags Contamcinated With E. Coli, Other Bacteria
Grocery bags
By University Communications June 24, 2010
These are some of the dozens of grocery bags that were tested for contamination during the study.

Salmonella, shown here growing in a culture dish, is one of the contaminants found in some of the reusable grocery bags studied.
These bags may be friendly to the environment, but not necessarily to you, according to a new report by researchers at two universities.
By University Communications June 24, 2010

Reusable grocery bags can be a breeding ground for dangerous food-borne bacteria and pose a serious risk to public health, according to a joint food-safety research report issued today by the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University in California." Reusable Grocery Bags Contaminated With E. Coli, Other Bacteria |

This reminds me of Milwaukee residents didn't use enough water and the water department says it has to raise rates.

The research study – which randomly tested reusable grocery bags carried by shoppers in Tucson, Los Angeles and San Francisco – also found consumers were almost completely unaware of the need to regularly wash their bags.

"Our findings suggest a serious threat to public health, especially from coliform bacteria including E. coli, which were detected in half of the bags sampled," said Charles Gerba, a UA professor of soil, water and environmental science and co-author of the study. "Furthermore, consumers are alarmingly unaware of these risks and the critical need to sanitize their bags on a weekly basis."

So now you have to waste water and soap to sanitize your grocery bags.

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