We’ve known for a long time that one simple measure will wipe out dangers from E.coli and salmonella which, as we are seeing with the contaminated spinach incidents, are such a danger. That measure is irradiating food, which is simple, safe, and inexpensive. So, asks Clarice Feldman of The American Thinker, why don’t we have it?

Authorities have traced the contaminated spinach that has killed as many as three people and sickened at least 173 to a few counties in California’s Salinas Valley, but Feldman urges investigators to not stop the investigative work too soon. There’s a lesson to be learned here, she says — an important one about the dangers of “superstitious, leftist twaddle, and the threat it poses to human life.”

Feldman says we should “zero in on the anti-corporate, conspiracy-minded, Nader-formed group, Public Citizen, which never quits yelping about the public good while simultaneously betraying it, and let’s focus on its opposition to irradiation as an extraordinary means of saving literally tens of thousands of lives lost to food-borne illness over the years.”