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U.S. officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

The food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce is over. U.S. health officials said Wednesday there haven’t been any new illnesses reported for a month. Investigators concluded that romaine lettuce …


Americans, Canadians are warned: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers

Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey.


Bad water from canal caused E. coli outbreak, CDC says

The most widespread E. coli outbreak in the past 13 years appears to have been caused by bad water, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Why E. coli keeps getting into our lettuce

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that leafy greens cause roughly a fifth of all foodborne illnesses.


Time is now to plant lettuce, other root crops

It is finally time to plant cool-season crops. I grow a lot of different types each year and sow the seeds of nearly all of them directly into the garden. …


Spokane Valley couple defy winter with hydroponic farm

Stewart Fry squints hard against the spring sun as he harvests a head of red butter lettuce at his Spokane Valley farm. Fry and his wife, Cheryl, have been growing …


Moisture sensors aren’t foolproof

Several of you wrote to ask where you could get the rain/humidity sensor I mentioned in my column a couple of weeks ago. Most good sprinkler supply houses should have …