by Janet A. Ginsburg

It’s official: Spinach has become a national obsession. And if real people weren’t suffering real ills, really dying, and finding themselves facing real bankruptcy, it would be kind of funny. Death by spinach? A good food turned bad? It’s so…Monty Python.

Or maybe it’s just business-as-usual biology running head-on into the speedy production schedules and broad distribution networks of 21st century agriculture....

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