Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

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Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

Cleaned carrots after being taken from a garden near Washington, D.C. Row crop vegetables eaten raw are among the most common causes of food-borne ailments. Thorough washing and cooking are the best ways to kill bacteria in contaminated produce.
Leafy greens taken in a New Market, Va., shows them after being cleaned and prepared for serving. Almost half of all the food illness outbreaks in the United States are caused by fresh produce, primarily leafy greens and lettuce.

Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

Cleaned carrots after being taken from a garden near Washington, D.C. Row crop vegetables eaten raw are among the most common causes of food-borne ailments. Thorough washing and cooking are the best ways to kill bacteria in contaminated produce.
Leafy greens taken in a New Market, Va., shows them after being cleaned and prepared for serving. Almost half of all the food illness outbreaks in the United States are caused by fresh produce, primarily leafy greens and lettuce.
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