The genre of news as we know it today is closely associated with the newspaper, which originated in China as a court bulletin and spread, with paper and printing press, to Europe.
Don’t count on a good rinse to wash away contaminants.
When contamination of sprout seeds is suspected, washing the sprouts will not get rid of the bacteria. To minimize the risk of foodborne illness from sprouts, here’s what the FDA recommends: • Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems should not eat raw sprouts of any kind (including alfalfa, clover, radish, and mung bean sprouts).• Cooking sprouts kills the harmful bacteria, so cook them thoroughly.• If you purchase a sandwich or salad in a restaurant or deli, request that sprouts NOT be added.
Michael Schudson has argued that, before the era of World War I and the concommitant rise of propaganda, journalists were not aware of the concept of bias in reporting, let alone actively correcting for it.
Many news values seem to be common across cultures.
However, unfortunately, sprouts are also a very common source of pathogens (especially salmonella and E.coli) and illness. During this period, she says, sprouts accounted for about 40% of all food borne illnesses that were caused by produce and 20% of the total number of food-borne illnesses in the U. Why do sprouts fall victim to pathogens (and people fall victim to sprouts) so frequently?
All fresh produce carries some risk of foodborne illness.
For more information about sprouts, click here: Poisons on our Plates: The Real Food Safety Problem in the United States by Michele Morrone, 2008.
Journalists provide news through many different media, based on word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, and also on their own testimony, as witnesses of relevant events.
The FDA also recommends testing the water used during the sprouting process for the presence of harmful levels of bacteria.