According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in June and July 1997 60 people got food poisoning from eating alfalfa sprouts contaminated with E. coli, and there have been about a half-dozen outbreaks of salmonella infection caused by alfalfa sprouts since 1995. Unwashed, raw fruits and vegetables can be just as toxic as unprepared, uncooked meat.Not convinced yet? Discovery has recently published articles about the safety issues of meat and vegetables. In fact, they go on to further explain that vegans and vegetarians believe that by eating vegetables they are safe from food born pathogens. You're wrong!
Read more about the E.coli on Discovery News and how it's affecting the way we think about vegetables.