Spinach fights bad rap with help of New Jersey
Popeye can rest easy. The FDA, having squarely placed the blame of an E. coli outbreak on bagged spinach grown in California's Salinas Valley, has OK'd the sale of spinach grown elsewhere. The Department of Agriculture and New Jersey spinach farmers are hitting radios and newspapers hard and fast with advertising campaigns to help rebuild the leafy green's tarnished image. According to Al Murray, who runs the New Jersey Agriculture Department's marketing efforts, the push is just in time for some farms who are harvesting now. Children all over the country are groaning with relief.
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California jumps the shark (again)
And the hits just keep on coming for California. Marketers must have their hands full now that state lawyers have "filed a global-warming lawsuit . . . against Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and three other automakers, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have cost the state millions of dollars." Perhaps Californians would be better off suing the state of California for passing regulation after regulation after regulation. No doubt the attorney general, after announcing a lawsuit against Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and Honda, walked all the way home.