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Random Thu Mar 12 2009

It's a Good Day to Go Vegetarian

I stopped in Whole Foods today to pick up some wax-paper bags for my daughter's lunch box. I stopped using plastic baggies last year, and since then have been packing her sandwiches and snacks in little plastic containers. But recently I've been hearing scary stuff about the plastic, which, they say, leaches when I wash it in the dishwasher. So I'm using the wax bags now. While there, I also picked up some overpriced antibiotic-free lunch meat. Then went home and looked through the New York Times. In it, I found more to worry about as I pack those lunches. Nicholas Kristoff's column today is about MRSA, or staph infections on the skin that are resistant to antibiotics. Kristoff links the buggie pimples to "the routine use -- make that the insane overuse -- of antibiotics in livestock feed." Time to hit Whole Foods again; this time for the fake meat and tofu.


R / March 12, 2009 4:08 PM

Sigh. That's it, I'm buying a plastic bubble to live in (oh, wait--if it leaches then I'm basically in a petri dish of toxic funk). Eh, I give up.

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Melissa / March 14, 2009 10:51 AM

It's a good day to go vegan!

bean / March 14, 2009 11:28 AM

I don't understand the problem with the putting the plastic containers in the dishwasher--the stuff then gets into your daughters food. You could just buckle down and wash things by hand, no? I've been reuising plastic baggies this way for years.

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