In Thursday's Sun Herald, our own Lisa M. and business writer Tammy Smith take a look at the Mississippi tomato crop in light of the national salmonella outbreak. A snippet:
"Locally grown produce is going to be far and away safer because there's less handling," Andy Prosser, Mississippi agriculture department spokesman, said. "The more people who handle it, the higher the risk of any type of food-borne illness."
These tomatoes were being sold at the Gulfport farmer's market Wednesday. Um, yum.
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