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US Salmonella Scare halts Mexican tomato exports; floods mexico with tomoatoes

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posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 02:42 AM
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US Salmonella Scare halts Mexican tomato exports; floods mexico with tomoatoes


www.pr-inside.com

Most consumers do not even know about the U.S. salmonella scare. And those who do, rarely care. Mexicans are accustomed to washing all produce because the vegetables sold on the national market are not held to the same standards as those certified for export.
Sergio Martinez, a 40-year-old bricklayer buying 4.5 pounds (2 kilograms) of tomatoes, says he isn't worried about a little salmonella. He washes all of his produce with bleach and water.
«What the U.S. doesn't want is what we see here. They always send the best stuff over there, from avocados to tequila,» he said. «What ends up here is second-rate. Almost all vegetables are contaminated with something because they water them with sewer water and put on a lot of chemicals.
Mexican consumers are benefiting from the scare. In the capital's vegetable markets, consumers can now buy top quality tomatoes for 8 pesos per kilogram (35 U.S. cents a pound). That's a third less than normal prices.
Mexican officials insist there's nothing to worry about here
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posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 02:42 AM
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Wow!


First off, What *is* with the picture associated with this AP Article?

Secondly, this paints a very interesting picture of the Mexican food market, and how a mishap in the US can be a great boon for Mexico.

Imagine having even lower standards for food. Sounds like they know how to deal with it, and we don't. They water their vegetables with sewer water!!!!

As to the guy who said "Well it didn't happen here", that might be because people are washing their produce with bleach!

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[edit on 15-6-2008 by Quazga]



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 02:48 AM
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*Note to self: Do not eat tomatoes in Mexico.


I am not worried about the salmonella but the sewer water is a tad frightening.



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