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2008-06-14 09:00:04

By Jessica Klipa, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 14--MANATEE -- Manatee tomato growers are telling people what mothers have been saying for years: Eat your tomatoes. The plea for consumers to begin buying tomatoes again has been muffled by escalating reports of illness caused by a salmonella outbreak in 23 states. "People are hesitant to eat tomatoes," said Bob Spencer of West Coast Tomato. "The only thing we can hope is that they somehow get the word out that they're safe to eat."...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'