Oh No, Cilantro!

Alright… This is terribly disgusting…

The FDA has banned cilantro imports from Mexico this week due to overwhelming amounts of FECES in the cilantro fields. I’ll wait while you go brush your teeth.

Grosser than that?

Hundreds of cases of intestinal illnesses have been reported since 2012, that the FDA just kindly linked back to feces contamination from cilantro.

‘Hey! Thanks for taking your time on that one!’, says every American that has eaten Mexican food in the past 3 years.

We all know that the Food & Drug Administration will allow trace amounts of ANYTHING into our food, because after all, a little rat sh*t never hurt anyone, so we can only assume that the amount of human feces in our cilantro is significant.

Cilantro contaminated with Cyclospora cayetanensis
Cilantro contaminated with Cyclospora cayetanensis

On an inspection of 11 Mexican cilantro farms, findings showed that the fields were littered with toilet paper, urine and feces. Also, bathroom facilities had NO running water, and no access to running water to wash hands. The packaging tables were unclean, and the FDA cited ‘questionable conditions’. FIVE of the farms tested positive for the parasite causing the intestinal issues here in the States, Cyclospora Cayetanensis.

Pass the salsa.

What do we do now?

Well, first: please throw away your cilantro immediately if it came from Mexico. Duh.

Second: Grab some organic soil, and some cilantro seeds.

Third: Grow your own. Cilantro is very easy to grow. A small pot of it in your kitchen will brighten the space, and provide you with healthy, delicious, POOP-FREE cilantro, in a short amount of time.

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