foodnews 8.12.2015 animal friends

Diverse ecosystems and environments are our friends again.

For the past nine years, some of America’s biggest producers of fresh salad greens and vegetables have been waging a quiet war on wildlife surrounding their fields, all in an effort to keep your veggies free of contamination from disease-causing bacteria.

Now, a fresh analysis of safety data suggests that the effort is mostly in vain. Clearing away wildlife habitat does not make food any safer.

Listen to the full story, including how the ecosystems may protect crops, on The Salt.


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